I have a brand new tape cart in B
I press record/play and start the A tape
I don't get sound during recording.
After letting it *record* a couple of minutes,
I stop & try to play back the B tape. . . . nothing.
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If you are recording from another source, then deck A is cut off. As you can't listen and record at the same time.
If you are recording from A to B then there will be a dub button, pressing that you should be able to hear deck A, as B records it.
If you have a dual cassette deck, then one deck will only play cassettes,whilst the other will have a record facility as well.
Basically you need to place the original cassette in the play only deck and the target cassette in the record/play deck.
Start the playback in the play only deck and immediately press the record and play buttons together on the record deck. Some decks have high speed dubbing but this varies so much that you will need to consult your manual for this.
There should be a button or switch that will select the recording deck and the dubbing deck. You put a blank tape into the recording deck and the pre-recorded one into the play deck. Pressing the record button on the dubbing deck, on some models should start the play deck running. If not press play on that deck.
This is down to the head alignment. Once that is corrected the sound will recorded normally and playback normally too. However any tapes recorded during the fault will not play right.
The head alignment can be corrected, using two adjusting screws located either side of the head. To get at them the door cover has to be removed. To align you play a pre-recorded good quality tape. You adjust the screws till the sound is bright and clear and only the sound recorded on that side of the tape can be heard. Best done with headphones. If you can use a commercial music tape. If you use the decks own recordings it might not be right.
If there is any damage to the head mounting you will not be able to get the alignment right.
PS use the right screwdriver for the head screws. These are very small and easily wear away. If you wear the screw head away you might have a job getting a new small screw that will fit.
Just connect the deck via tape 1 the out of the deck going to the in of the amp. While the out of the amp goes to the in of the deck.
The tape deck itself will automatically choose the player that plays the cassette. One will play the other will be on pause (if you press both play buttons) till the tape stops then the other will play. For recording from tape to tape one deck will be the copy and the other the copier. There should be a dubbing button which you press to record tape to tape. Some models have a high speed dub also. For recording from the amp unless both decks have record buttons you will only be able to record with one deck. Make certain the dub button is not set.
I have the same tape deck. To do a copy on this machine you first press
the normal speed button below synchro dubbing, then hit the pause button
on the recording side to start the copy. It will automatically start
And to stop the recording hit either of the stop buttons.
You need a set of RCA AV dubbing cables (available at fine electronics
stores everywhere), and a couple VCRs. Plug the cables into the "A/V
Out" jacks on the back of the VCR that will be playing, and into the
"A/V In" jacks on the VCR that will record.
Also on the recording
VCR, use a regular coaxial cable to attach it to a television.
set the TV to 3, fire up the VCR's, and set the recording VCR's TV/VCR
toggle to VCR. Also on the one that is recording, set the channel to
"INPUT" or "AUX" or something like that. (You're telling it to record
what it sees coming from the jacks you plugged the cables into.) Then
hit Play on the other machine. You should be able to see your tape
playing back. If you do, you have followed these directions correctly,
and you're ready to make your dub.
HINT: The first few feet of
tape are often prone to dropout and generally sucking. Record a minute
of black before making your dub. Mark this on the tape or tell them when
you turn it in. They will be impressed.
There should be a DUB button. After you push the DUB button, you will have another button that will allow you to select Dub form 1-2 or 2-1. If not there will only be one deck that will play while the other records and plays. Put the tape to be coppied in the play deck and the blank tape in the record deck push record and it should work.
If there is a switch (either a mechanical switch or a relay) that changes the recording mode (something like normal/dub or record/dub), it might have oxydized contacts and this may be the cause of the problem. Cleaning the contacts inside the switch/relay or replacing the switch/relay will probably solve this.
You may want to check the switch prior to removing it. You can do it with a continuity tester (possibly with the kind that gives a sound signal when the continuity is good).
Otherwise, if the switch can be disassembled in a simple way, see if the contacts inside the switch are brownish/oxydized, if so, you need to clean them, but you also need to clean the clips that connect the contacts. Some fine sandpaper will do the trick, but be careful when you disassemble and reassemble the switch, some parts can easily get damaged.
As far as I know, you need to press Record button to record from external source. If you press Dub, it will start Dubbing from Tape-A to Tape-B. You might be need to press Record and later press Pause or Play to start recording.