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My Panasonic RR-830 turns on, but the cassette won't FF, Rewind or Play. It has been working fine for a couple of years but then quit when I was playing back a tape using the foot control.

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  • ezerbinos Jun 30, 2009

    Is this something that is fixable? Can I replace the belt myself (or have someone who is handier than I am do it)? I tried to find a repair shop/person in this area but none came up when on clicked on the link to repairers in my area.

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Most likely the internal belt has broken.

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