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Tape deck belt replacement

I need to replace belts on my old TEAC V400X tape deck. Opening the tape recorder, i have found out that maybe 2 belts would need to be replaced ? Is that it...if yes, what are the dimensions of those belts ? I want to replace them by parts not necessarily genuine.

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Josée

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SOURCE: Tape deck not working

Sounds like a motor problem. Try turning the motor by hand to see if it's bound up.

Geno

Posted on Feb 27, 2008

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SOURCE: My TEAC A550RX stereo cassette

If the unit ends up in the middle of a cycle, the front panel will appear to be unusable. With a unit that has been idle for a long time, the belts and motors may be a little sluggish. This unit needs a general overhaul and the belts replaced. This should not be a major expense. Figure about $10 in belts and your ocal labor charge for the repair. If I remember correctly, this unit uses both a flat and square belt.
Dan

Posted on Apr 01, 2008

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SOURCE: DEAD LEFT CHANNEL!!

The most common problem is a dirty record<>play switch inside the unit. Try this: Using a blank tape, press and release record/play buttons several times. This can clean the switch a bit. Then play a tape. If it fixes the problem, then you need to take the unit apart and use a plastic safe spray cleaner on the switch (Check at Radio Shack, their tuner cleaner Catalog #: 64-4315 will work fine). Spray it into the switch and then work the switch with the buttons several times.

Hope that helps...

Geno

Posted on Apr 04, 2008

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SOURCE: How to change belt in teac x1000r reel to reel tape deck

If you are not familiar with such work, I don't recommend trying to install belt(s). Replacing belts may involve disassembly of mechanism parts and critical adjustments to follow. Take to a pro/tech

Posted on Apr 23, 2008

robotek
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SOURCE: TEAC V770 3head tape deck.

Hi saabangerman

The unit sounds like it has a take up clutch or takeup idler problem. Check all the drive assemblies in the unit. Remove the cover from the front of the transport inside the cassette well, and check the condition of the idlers and reel base drives. The counter belt can also gatherup and prevent the takeup reel from working correctly, or fire the auto stop mechanism preventing it from playing, although that sounds to be ok in this case as the unit will FF and REW ok. The takeup drive is supplied by a different drive idler as it requires much lower and more controlled torque. This unit was always considered to be a great tape deck and is well worth a bit of attention for restoration. You can get a new belt kit for $19.00 from here

I am more than happy to answer any other questions you may have about it, just give me a hoy :) Thanks for using FixYa, If you consider the advice I have given you as sound, a FixYa rating is a great reward for my efforts to help you. Cheers.

regards
robotek



Posted on May 29, 2008

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Gidday Chino

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