Question about Audio Players & Recorders
Brand new doesn't play, rewind, or fast forward my cassette tapes. the spools inside the cassette frame rotate. the slightest tension prevents the spools from rotating. In the fast forward function the spool doesn't rotate consistently it stops and I can hear clicking sound.
John Check if the capstan is rotating This is a shaft that touch the rubber wheel in the cassette Does the motor run properly? You say it is new then it should be under warranty take it back to the supplier and they should repair or replace it. If it was standing for a very long time i.e. 20 or more years then the mechanism is bound and if you know what you do then lubricate with sewing machine oil on all levers and shafts the motor can also do with a single drop ( 1 millimeter wire dipped for 25 mm in the oil and the oil that drops off, is the size of a measured drop of oil) I did get some Revox machines that were standing for such a long time and I had to use a pump pliers to get those wheel to turn they were BOUND but after playing it for a while they became working again
Posted on May 01, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Well two things have to happen to make tape move in a cassette deck. One is the Capstan shaft has to rotate and that is usually a belt link to a motor through a pulley. The second thing is you must have take-up torque. If the tape moves but the take-up reel does not pull it onto the take-up reel then you either have a eaten tape or the deck will shut off. in your complaint it could be any of these items- maybe a bad Idler from the reel motor or the capstan belt is old and stretched.
Posted on Aug 18, 2012
Very likely the tape is wound around the capstan.
You may have to get at it by taking the unit's case off.
If I am right you might have to destroy the cassette unless you are very careful. Or, at least, have to cut the tape so as to unwind it from the capstan.
You could also try to open the door just enough to lift it up and off ... as if you were going to clean the tape heads.
Posted on Nov 12, 2012
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