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Pioneer xd-j215m hi fi

Problem with tape decks, broken belt thought was an easy fix. Replaced the belt and for some reason would not play, would start and stop ff or rwd.Seems to want to start playing but play head would keep switching as if to play on reverse. then cuts off. Dis- assembled carriage and took a look.The head assy. and pinch roller get in position but tape spindle does not turn,looking from the front there are two little locking clips that I feel should slide up releasing the spindle to turn.This does not happen. Please help Thank you Ash

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SOURCE: noisy capstan which runs continously

most tape decks are designed so that the spindle will run when powered on. when you press play or record, the pinch roller elevates the tape to the spindle, tape starts to travel.

noise is basically from the mechanism, or deteriorated in time as yours is an used one. if you are lucky to find some good pinch roller rubbers of same diameter, replace them.


Posted on Jan 25, 2008

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SOURCE: Tape deck turns on, operation sounds & looks NORMAL- yet won't function

Belts are prone to harden over time, like 10 years. The belt probably broke.

If you don't feel comfortable removing the housing yourself, take it to a repair shop.

Posted on Mar 21, 2008

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SOURCE: Denon Dual Cassette Deck DRW-660 will not eject either tape

Some dual decks use a common drive belt. It may have become too slack (due to age) to drive mechanism. I am sure its time to change all belts in both decks. This will solve the problem

Posted on Apr 23, 2008

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SOURCE: JVC KD-85 Cassette Deck Stops in Seconds in play, REW., & FF


The deck will need new belts and idler drives cleaned and serviced, and perhaps some idler tyres replaced. You can get a belt kit from these guys. replacing them is not such a difficult job if you have some mechanical aptitude. Just take it slowly, and focus on getting the transport out of the unit.

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Posted on Jul 08, 2008

SOURCE: Denon Dual Cassette Deck DRW-660 will not eject either tape

Belts have become too slack to allow mechanism drive. Have replaced

Posted on Aug 15, 2008

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SOURCE: Hi, My Pioneer CTF-7272 Cassette Deck has stopped

check the belt whether it is broken or loose. if so replace the belt.
I hope this will solve your issue.
Good luck
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