Re: CD can't be recognized & tape deck clicks - door...
Correction on adjusting POT to fix CD not recognizing CD. As I said I tried turning it Clock Wise (CW) just a small amount. Than tried turning it Counter Clock Wise (CCW) back to original position and past (CCW) a small about. I typo-ed that. Any way make small adjustments +/- from original direction in small steps, iterating back and forth from original position till you get success. If I had a repair manual there might be some way to calibrate it or one direction you always turn so I was hunting around.
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When the deck is clicking when you first power it up, reach inside and turn the capstans by hand and this should disengage the tape head assembly. The problem is the drive belts are slipping and need to be replaced. The door will not open because the head is engaged.
The tape has spewed out in the mechanical section preventing the door from opening, some outer doors can be removed by too thumb screws sliding up and out, others are held in by plastic clips, the door may have to be pried open to get the outer door off to remove the tape.
pry on the tape deck cover with a thin knife and see if it opens...what happen is that your tape deck eat up the tape with the spindle this is due to the fact that the head and the spindle and the pinch roller is dirty.to clean these parts trick the deck as if it has in a tape.do this by when you open the cover push down the lever at the bottom of the tape rest in the tape deck when you have remove your tape. at the same time press play it will start to spin take a cotton swab dip into alcohol press it on the pinch roller until it is clean also apply it to the head. after cleaning you are good to go your tape will stop stuck until the head and pinch roller gets dirty again. good luck.
Your unit needs a little TLC. Let me address the likely problems/solutions:
1) Tape deck stuck - The most common problem here is that the belt has gotten slippery. This has prevented the mechanism from resetting to a known position and that is what prevents the door from opening. Hopefully when you pried it open, nothing bot broken.
2) Both tape drives run from the same motor and use different belts. The same applies to the second deck as the first. The belts are sliping and need to be replaced.
3) The CD lens is probably dirty and needs to be cleaned. The fact that the CD stops and an attempt is made to play it suggests that the optics are working enough to detect the disc. Clean the lens using a cotton swab and alcohol and that should resoplve the CD problem.
If you have not opened up these before, I would not suggest you start without someone around who has. There are 3 belts that need to be chagned for the cassette section to work. Plan on $15-$20 for the belts.
All Aiwas are prone to this problem. The doors are a real pain and easily give up the ghost. I have 2, both probmatic in this direction. I have spoken to others about this problem. Seems no easy fix. Have you in your case, tried leaving and old tape in the tape part of your unit . The noise you hear, usually starts when tape unit area doors are about to pack a wobbly. Unless under warrenty, proberly, not worth getting fixed. It seems something gets weak in the activation part and get a mind of its own. Very common after about 3 yrs of ownership. All the best: jamz