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Hello there, I've purchased on eBay my Sony TC-200 Reel to Reel recorder. I've opened and cleaned it to best of my knoweldge and ability. I am able to hear sounds on both speakers when I connect my computer through the Aux Ch1 and Ch2. I'm able to record and playback from channel 1, but channel 2 will not record any information, it seems. I tried the same test with the Mic Ch.1 & Ch.2 and the same problem. Channel 2 will not record. How should I approach the problem? Will appreciate any help. Thank you Shlomi.

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Http://freeservicemanuals.info/en/servicemanuals/viewmanual/Sony/TC200 Go here. when the page opens, click on the TC200 to download the service manual. There are 3 tubes and one transistor in each channel. Test the tubes first. They fail with age. You can still get tubes. You just have to google the tube number to find a seller.

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If it's slightly faster than normal, that's fine. You'll just need to check the rollers and tighten them slightly as well. They might be loose or sort of that.

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Hi,

Did you ever get your schematic? I recently got the Model 260 and it has the original owner's manual. I could try scanning the page for you, if you still need the info (if you think that would help you).

--Dave

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maxell or tdk (which is hard to find now)....if your reel is 7 inch you want 1800 ft, normal bias (lo noise hi output) tape (for 10 inch you will use the 2400 ft) ....anything longer your tape will be dragging (both while recording and playing) hope this is helpful...feel free to rate

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It's a 4-head reversable deck where the Forward tracks are arranged across the physical tape surface, front-to-back as follows:

ForwardLeft ReverseRight ForwardRight ReverseLeft

...so it sounds like the Reverse playback heads are engaged at the same time you play Forward, so you would hear those adjacent tracks backward. If you play the tape in the Reverse direction, is the Forward program audible (but backward)?

If so and in otherwise high fidelity, something in the Forward/Reverse head selection may be hosed.

Or, if the out-of-phase tracks are mushy and low volume, the physical tracking of the tape across the heads could be WA-A-A-A-Y bad. That would probably be visible as sideways distortion in the tape path. Shine a high-intensity light on the tape where is passes over the heads, then reverse it while watching where it sets up on the heads. It should be centered on the heads and not change its orientation when reversed. Compare where it tracks in motion with the probable visible wear marks (shiny bars across the heads perpendicular to the travel) where the tape has polished the heads over the years.

Or, the heads are so worn the coils pick up signals from their neighboring tracks.

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