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Nakamichi BX-2 will play a tape for 30 seconds but takeup reel doesnot function will REW slow and FF slow ...Ihave a new drive belt but it looks like a motor is not working with the worm gears WHAT DRIVES the TAKeUP Motor/reel

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Here is the motor

Motors (Tape Transport) ... . DC servo motor (capstan drive) x 1
DC motor (reel drive) x 1

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Can you elaboate more on the issue

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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

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This may be a reel sensor problem, or the rotation of one of the reels is stopping for some reason. Most of the time, these faults are mechanical. There can be worn belts, or drive wheels, or gears, and etc. Sometimes there are faults in the electronics where a sensor is not being read properly.

The unit should be properly checked to evaluate the fault.


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