Question about Nakamichi Tape Decks

Open Question

I HAVE A NAKAMICHI RX-303 CASSETTE DECK THAT I BOUGHT AT A THRIFT STORE. I BROUGHT IT HOME AND PUT A TAPE IN IT AND IT WOULDNT PLAY FF OR REWIND, SO I OPENED IT UP AND FOUND THAT THERE WAS A SMALL BELT MISSING. THE CAPSTAN BELT WAS FINE. I REPLACED THE 1 BELT AND TRIED IT AGAIN AND IT RAN REAL FAST IN PLAY.IS IT A MAJOR PROBLEM? WHAT CAN I DO TO RESOLVE IT? ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED. STEVE!

Posted by on

3 Suggested Answers

  • 4234 Answers

SOURCE: RX-303 NAKANICHI & TEAC-2000X REEL TO REEL

These decks need a complete overhaul. There are belts and "idlers" inside that are made from rubber that have dried out and slip. The Rx-303 needs a tire replacement. This tire only comes into play when in play mode. The FF and REW functions are powered only by a belt. Changing hte idler tire is a bit tricky in these units if you have not replaced one before. Given the value of these units, I'd recommend that you have a servicer in your area overhaul these. The parts expense should not exceed $15 for either deck. Check in the area for the labor costs. Both units are definately worth the repair cost.

Dan

Posted on Aug 08, 2008

  • 3 Answers

SOURCE: where can i get a clear plastic cassette door for

ebay

Posted on Sep 22, 2009

bbl242003
  • 1637 Answers

SOURCE: I have a Nakamichi RX 303 cassette deck. I press

follow this same reset process for your deck
hold the power button for 15 sec. for a system reset. Try to remove each panel that opens and check for broken pieces of paper Recycle the system by reinstalling the software once again. If you getting error codes then follow this We need to clear out these error codes stored in your printer NVRAM or memory! Shut down the printer and pc associated with it. Remove data cable and reinstall the software for this printer, press and hold the power button on the printer for 15 seconds, then reconnect the printer after software installation is successful. This process will clear the error codes that you keep receiving.

Posted on Jan 27, 2011

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How do I get fast forward & rewinds to work on my Teac W450-R dual cassette deck..?


Check the belts, inside the unit you should see a rubber belt which is what pulls the tape fast forward or rewind. Some belts with time get loose and slip, they can also break and fall off which will not let you fast forward or rewind.
Open your cassette player and look where the plastic pulleys are located and check for the belts, they might not be broken at all but very loose and slip on the plastic pulley.

Jun 07, 2015 | Teac Tape Decks

3 Answers

RX-303 NAKANICHI & TEAC-2000X REEL TO REEL


seem problem with the gear belt.

Aug 08, 2008 | Tape Decks

1 Answer

Tascam 302 Tape Deck - When I press play it rewind/fastfoward


There is either a cam belt that is lose or the flywheel assist can not move the head base due to hardened grease. It needs to be serviced.

May 16, 2013 | Tascam 302 PRO DUAL CASSETTE DECK Single...

3 Answers

My Nakamishi Cassette Deck 2 is eating tape. It switches off when it does, but how can I fix this? From the look of it this cassette deck has the same cassette drive as the DR-8. Is that correct?


It could be the take up spindle does not have enough torque causing the tape to bunch up after the capstan. If you open up the unit you will notice ether belts or rollers for the tape drive. If it has belts you can replace the belt after cleaning the pulleys. If it has rollers you may be able to clean them with a rubber cleaner (not alcohol which will dry the rubber and cause glazing). Make sure the capstan and the pinch roller is clean using a rubber revitalizing cleaner on the pinch roller. "Goof off" from a hardware store is great for the capstan if it has a lot of metal oxide on it.

Feb 24, 2011 | Nakamichi DR 8 Single Dual Cassette Deck

1 Answer

Tape Transport issue


FF and Rewind are functions of the reels, not the capstans. If the reels fail to rotate in response to capstan-driven tape motion the unit will assume a broken tape or end of tape. I think you have a mechanical reel drive system failure. Take it to a shop for evaluation and correction.

Mar 19, 2010 | Tape Decks

1 Answer

Hi, My Pioneer CTF-7272 Cassette Deck has stopped playing. Rewind works fine, but FF and Play will run for about 5 seconds and then the tape just stops. Any info on this problem is greaty appreciated....


check the belt whether it is broken or loose. if so replace the belt.
I hope this will solve your issue.
Good luck
If my solution proves useful please rank it.
Regards
Arjun.

Mar 27, 2009 | Pioneer CT-W205R Single Dual Cassette Deck

1 Answer

TEAC CX-370 Cassete Deck


Could be a worn out belt? The cassette loads it the drive down too much. Hence why it turns with no tape.

Jul 04, 2008 | Teac DUAL CASSETTE A/R 110/220 Single Dual...

2 Answers

NAKAMICHI CASSETTE DECK 1 NOT PLAYING?


it has probably thrown the capstan belt and will require a new belt fitted. the transport relies on capstan rotation to engage play. a separate reel motor operates ff/rew and takeup funtions

Dec 06, 2007 | Tape Decks

1 Answer

Teac A-21 Stereo Cassette Tape Deck turns un, but won't play cassette tapes...


very likely that the drive belt has broken. I have fixed a TEAC myself using a large O-Ring from a hardware store (I know I was lucky to find a very close match). Open the unit and find the broken belt and take it to a hardware store to "size up" a replacement. Use the opportunity to oil the gear shafts and clean the rubber pinch roller.

Jun 22, 2007 | Teac DUAL CASSETTE A/R 110/220 Single Dual...

3 Answers

Denon DRM 740 tape does not play


Just bought a unit from a thrift store. Found same problem; FF & RW OK, but play engages then stops. Also noticed buzzing noise when power turned on. Opened unit, found broken capstan drive belt. FF & RW driven from different motor. Buzz was drive motor running freely with no load - when power is on, capstan is driven all the time for fast play/record start. Replaced with rubber band, and it works --- now looking for replacement belt.

Apr 12, 2007 | Denon DRM-740 Single Dual Cassette Deck

Not finding what you are looking for?
Tape Decks Logo

Related Topics:

177 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Nakamichi Tape Decks Experts

Jesse Walters
Jesse Walters

Level 2 Expert

274 Answers

 Grubhead
Grubhead

Level 3 Expert

4590 Answers

Andrew Taylor
Andrew Taylor

Level 3 Expert

10718 Answers

Are you a Nakamichi Tape Deck Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...