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Does the JVC TD-W118 have auto-reverse and if so how do you use it?

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  • ads4me Aug 02, 2009

    Subject JVC TD-W118 Cassett Deck

    Thank you for your helpful answer. The information below is from Do you confirm that the part about two deck being able to auto-reverse simultaneously is an error? This is very important to me as I have hundreds of tapes to convert to digital form. Thank you.


    JVC TD-W118BK - Dual cassette deck - black

    Product Description

    JVC keeps its technological edge in the engineering of component audio and video equipment. JVC cassette decks combine ease of use and high sound quality through sophisticated digital engineering. The TD-W118 features two decks, one for playback and record, the other for playback only, and both can auto-reverse simultaneously. Silent mechanisms make quiet work of the whole process, and high-speed editing leaves you time to enjoy the two-tape continuous playback. Continuous Play allows you to load two cassettes into the unit, and select PLAY on each deck. When tape A finishes and shuts off, tape B will begin to play, allowing for uninterrupted listening. Additional features include high-speed editing, Dolby B noise reduction, LED multi-peak level indicator, 3-digit tape counter, auto tape selector (Normal/CrO2/Metal), full-mode auto stop, metal tape capability.

  • ads4me Aug 02, 2009


    Your replies are very helpful and most appreciated!!!!!!

    According to Wikipedia "auto-reverse" means you can play a tape in two directions without opening the bay and flipping (rotating) the cassette. This is the feature I wish to use. I could not find it in the manual and you could not find it in the manual, which means even if it is a capability the machine does possess, the manufacturer does support it. Users you are on you own (except for FixYa)!



    Compact Cassettes consist of two miniature spools,
    between which a magnetically coated plastic tape is passed and wound.
    These spools and their attendant parts are held inside a protective
    plastic shell. Two stereo pairs of tracks (four total) or two monaural
    audio tracks are available on the tape; one stereo pair or one
    monophonic track is played or recorded when the tape is moving in one
    direction and the second pair when moving in the other direction. This
    reversal is achieved either by manually flipping the cassette or by
    having the machine itself change the direction of tape movement

  • ads4me Aug 03, 2009

    Thank you so very much for you help. While the question is not completely answered, you have given it an excellent effort and produced very helpful information. Apparently only the factory can go beyond what you have provided. Thank you again!!


  • ads4me Aug 04, 2009

    I very much appreciate your assistance, but do not know how to find the area to rate the solution.




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Dear ads4me

I can confirm that the JVC TD-W118 does not have an auto-reverse/rewind feature. This will have to be performed manually using the rewind feature.

As an extra reference, I have provided the manual for the deck for you. You can get it by clicking here.

Hope I have been helpful :)

Kind regards


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  • Anonymous Aug 02, 2009

    Thank you for your reply.

    The manual makes no mention of auto-reverse or instructions for using this feature. Having a look at your link to Amazon made me search the Internet and most descriptions to mention auto-reversal.

    There seem to be no clear methods on using the reverse feature.

    What I would suggest, is place any two tapes in which you are happy to temporarily record over, but, have both them fast-forwarded to the very end.

    Then, manually rewind each one for a about 6 seconds (if it allows you to rewind both at the same time please use this feature).

    Once rewinded a little, allow tape 2 record from tape 1 (regardless if the tape is blank). Wait until it gets to the end and see if the tapes auto-reverse or change sides.

    With the lack of information on this unit from JVC, and a look through the rest of our database, there appears to be no clear instructions on this feature. I'm afraid you will need to resort to manually testing the feature until/if you manage to get auto-reversal working.

    Hope I have been of some help.

    Best regards


  • Anonymous Aug 02, 2009

    Thank you for your reply.

    Done some more research but still coudn't get any clear instructions on how to activate the auto-reverse function.

    One thing you can try, as is the case with most tape players, is play a cassette that has something recording on it on both sides. Fast-forward your way to near the end of one side. Play it, and when it reaches the end of the tape, see if it automatically switches sides and plays side 2 without manual removal.

    If this works, I guess it's simply a case of allowing the tape to reach the end and let it auto-reverse.

    If the above test doesn't help, I'm stumped! Not sure how auto-reverse will work if you're recording though.

    Hope the above works :)

    Best regards


  • Anonymous Aug 03, 2009

    Not a problem, ads4me.

    It has been a pleasure assisting you. Thank you for your kind feedback.

    I would be most grateful if you would so kindly rate my solution for me just so it can show on my record to FixYa.

    You can rate my solution by clicking on the 4 thumbs-up icons so that they highlight in blue, depending on how helpful I was.

    It will be most appreciated.

    Kind regards




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