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Hi Experts!

I was wondering if you could shed some light on my problem?

I have got a Nakamichi "Cassette Deck 1" deck which was working fine until it stopped playing. It still rewinds and fast forwards the tape but when I press play button I hear a click but nothing happens.

Any ideas what could be wrong with it? Any possible causes?

Thanks & regards


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July 6/2008
I have a CR5A 3-head cassette deck. It was working great.
One day I depressed the Power-on button, the display momentarily lit up, then extinguished. I tried depressing power on button again, NO response. I opened the chassis and did NOT see any blown fuses.
Any ideas??
Also are there any reliable repair facilities in California for Nakamichi cassette decks?
Thank You for Your time,

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It has probably thrown the capstan belt and will require a new belt fitted. the transport relies on capstan rotation to engage play. a separate reel motor operates ff/rew and takeup funtions

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