While playing a tape on the left side, it made a strange noise and jammed. Couldn't open the door; no tape movement. I opened the case. When you push the release lever, a release mechanism moves forward. There is a nylon gadget that moves up when it's playing to block the release lever. But it isn't dropping down when stopped or powered off. I was able to gently push it down to release the tape, but it keeps popping up. I put a different tape on the right side, pressed Play and, bingo, same problem. Now both drives are disabled, tapes don't move, and I have to push that gadget down on the inside. Suggestions? I understand there may be an IC involved, but I don't know which. Thanx
BTW, this accidentally got posted on a different unit (TC 435?). this is the right one.
Some tape decks are belt-drive. If the belt is worn, it will either break or jump the cog and you will experience these kinds of problems. That's what happened with my Sony ES deck recently and I couldn't even eject the tape until I got the belt replaced.
From your good description i have the same problem and am about to start dissecting the tape unit to access what i think is the drive belt lying under one of the larger drive cogs. don't know where the belt is meant to go yet or how to get it in to fit it. did you have any joy and have you any tips?
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The mechanisms in both units need cleaning and lubrication. There is no simple answer than to clean out the old Lub and apply a new grease. Sometimes belts are also changed but belts by themselves will do little good.
Hi what has happened is when you pressed play the tape head that reads the tape has come up as normal this locks the door as you cant open it when its playing but instead of the tape head releasing and going back down into start possition it has become jammed in the tape itself. You have two options turn off at mains and give it a gentle bang a couple of times this might free the tape and let the head go back to start possition its upto you how hard you tap it but doing this usually works and will allow you to get the tape out failing this then its going to be a case of stripping it down till you can get access to the tape head and be able to free it from the tape allowing door to open let me know how you get on ok and if you need further assistance
If you remove the cover after unplugging the AC, you will see that when you push the eject button that on the back side the putton is held back by a white plastic piece. Push down the white plastic piece as you press the eject button. The door will open and the tape will release. I jsut did this today on my Sony TC WR 670 dual tape player. Both sides were blocked. I noticed that both fuses on the board were also blown. New fuses didn't solve the problem. May be that the transformer is out?
Check the following steps for fixing Hp Carriage Jam Error :
Open the print carriage access door. Check for any packing material that may be blocking the internal components. Check for an orange shipping lock that may still be in place on the left side. Pull the shipping lock out, if present, and discard.
Remove and reinstall the cartridges to make sure they are properly installed. Lift the front center of the print carriage access door to open it. Lift the door up until it locks into an open position. Press down on a print cartridge and allow it to spring back up. Lift the cartridge out of the printer. Do the same for the other cartridge. Slide the black cartridge into the slot on the left and the color cartridge into the slot on the right. Press down on each one to lock it into place. Lower the print carriage access door.
Check the print cartridges to make sure the protective tape has been removed from the ink nozzles. Remove the cartridges from the printer. Remove any tape or labels. Replace the cartridges into the printer.
Push in on the tab on the left side of the clean-out door on the back of the printer to open the door. Lift the door out of the printer. Check for any paper jams. Jammed paper can block the printer cartridge carriage from moving. Pull any jammed paper out.
I don't know anything about the "eats tapes". You can take out your tape fairly easily thought. All you need to do is unscrew screws on the left and right side of unit remove the cover use a flat head screw driver to gently push down on a white lever on the side of the drive mechanism while pushing the eject button