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I have a JVC RXC50 dual cassette CD changer boombox. The dual cassette decks will play tapes okay but niether will work to rewind a tape or to fast forward. Can the decks be fixed so they will work co

Have a JVC RXC50 with dual cassette decks. Neither deck will fast forward or rewind. Can that problem be corrected?

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These units can be fixed but require a lot of taking apart and thus can be expensive and very fast exceeds the cost of the unit- this is why most do not have them repaired. I have worked on them a lot in the olden days but now I am not making $8.00/ hr.

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Many cassette decks employ separate belts for fast forward and rewind. It could be that one of them has come off.

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SOURCE: My Teac R-H500 tape deck will not play tapes

The belts will have failed. You will need to replace them for the deck to be reliable. If you are mechanically minded I can talk you through it... You giving me a FixYa rating will help my profile and loosen my lips on how to overhaul your deck. :)

Posted on Feb 14, 2008

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SOURCE: play button no response fast forward and rewind work

THE capstain belts need changing to operrate the tape lifter mechanism

Posted on Dec 17, 2008

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SOURCE: wheels on the tape deck don't turn on either side,

You have a broken transfer belt and it needs replacement.
This will require you to take the tape deck apart to service it.

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SOURCE: tascam 122 cassette deck the cassette player won't play

There is an idler wheel behind the platen ( black plate behind the cassette)..replace the idler wheel.

The guy in texas is Marrs communications

Posted on Mar 25, 2010

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SOURCE: I have a Sherwood DS1150 tape Deck. Problem Cant open Cassette Door, tape is inside . Will not rewind or fast forward. Wont play. Any advise

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.

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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.

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Sony TC-138SD cassette deck starts to play then stops after 3 secs. Same when trying to rewind/fast forward


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Tascam 122 cassette deck the cassette player won't play


There is an idler wheel behind the platen ( black plate behind the cassette)..replace the idler wheel.

The guy in texas is Marrs communications

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TO FIX THE CASSETTE DECK BELT PROBLEMS:

- Disassemble the player.

(you will need only one, long, phillips head screwdriver $5.00)

[It is a tedious job. (first,study how it is put together) There are 6 screws on the back - three down deep holes, three at the bottom, and two dark colored ones on the side. Once the front covering is off, then you start the process to get at the Cassette deck. You will have to unscrew a ground wire; pull the "tape" connections and one wire bundle snap fitting; and then unscrew the two screws on the back, near where the wires for the speaker connections are placed... then remove the Cassette Deck.]

{I sat in my recliner with the whole thing in my lap as i worked with a foot stool near by to put things as they came apart... and i used a metal salad bowl to through the screws into as i went along.}

- Study the drive mechanism.

- See where the drive pulleys are.

- Use small elastic bands to replace the broken belts.
(small = 1/2 inch diameter ... the size of your little finger, but will stretch out to two inches or so.)

https://www.google.com/search?q=small+elastic+bands&espv=210&es_sm=122&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=6rGaUrTlCszloASJw4KQBw&ved=0CGYQsAQ

I happened to have these on hand:

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- I did this on my JVC PC-XC70BK and it worked.

- Both the player-side and record-side decks had broken belts.

[The fast forward and rewind wouldn't work on either side.]

(Per each deck: one drives play, one belt drives both Rewind & Forward)

- Now both decks work.

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TO FIX THE CD PLAYER ISSUE:

- My guess is the laser pick up is dirty (because they all face upward and oily film builds up on them).

- First try a disk cleaner with a brush on the underside of it.

- If that doesn't work, then (after taking off the front plastic cover plate {see above}), you can see where the upward pointing laser lens is. If you can, use Rubbing Alcohol on the end of a Q-Tip to probe into the area and thoroughly clean its surface. Then wipe it clean with a dry Q-Tip.

- If you can't get at the laser lens, then Disassemble the Unite.
[There is another ground wire that must be unscrewed from the deck assembly. And there is the issue of the tape connections leading to the top part of the unit ... they will flop around and fall out of their place once you have pulled them from the connectors ... with a bit of observation you can get them back correctly.]

- Unscrew two screws at the back ... then pull out the tray assembly.
.... then go as far in the disassembly as you need to so you can swab the laser lens with the Rubbing Alcohol.

- Re-assemble. I had one screw left over.

... ROTFL but i know where it goes and i don't care to get it there... so to hell with it, right?

Everything works fine now. Not bad for a 17 year old piece of equipment that has a Ten CD storage tray... that you can't get anymore... right?




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