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Aiwa z-1800, cassette deck problems, clicking and clonking, not playing and no auto reverse, has any one fixed one of these or is a replacement deck available/worth it, as I see from this site that all aiwa systems suffer from cassette deck problems. I've got the doors to open correctly and got it working on one drive but one way only. I could attach a seperate unit I suppose. Any suggestions ?

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The auto reverse is a two part system, the heads are moved and the motors change direction. Slipping belts, broken gears, dirt in the gears can all cause this type of symptom. These are decent units and I would invest in a general overhaul to bring it back to factory spec. I have done a number of these in the past and would recommend the overhaul. Expect $10-$20 in rubber parts plus the local labor rate.
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