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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
most tape decks are designed so that the spindle will run when powered on. when you press play or record, the pinch roller elevates the tape to the spindle, tape starts to travel.
noise is basically from the mechanism, or deteriorated in time as yours is an used one. if you are lucky to find some good pinch roller rubbers of same diameter, replace them.
Posted on Jan 25, 2008
Go to a consumer electronics repair shop, preferably an old mom&pop op and they will have what you need. If not they can order it for you when they do stocking and save you shipping money from any internet company. I used to work at one is how I know. Have a good one
Posted on Aug 07, 2009
That's a rarity but easily fixed. Before pulling anything apart spray some penetrating oil (WD-40) or similar into a small container. Then with a cotton bud soak the tip in the penetrating oil and apply it to the base of the capstan where the bearing is. Allow this to sit for a few hours and even repeat it if it looks to have soaked the oil up. NOW, with the power lead out of the wall socket remove the top cover of the deck. You will have to remove a few knobs and mode switches too. Now see if you can rotate the capstan flywheel by hand. It might take a bit of pressure to get it to turn but once it does keep going until it starts to rotate freely.
By the way, check that the capstan drive belt is in one piece and not slipping first.
If it's running freely then reassemble the cover and other pieces tyhen put a few drops of light oil on the capstan bearing (sewing machine oil is ideal) Do this because penetrating oil will dry out after a while. That should fix it.
I'm assuming you know exactly how to thread the tape through the machine. Don't forget to position the stop lever on the upper side of the tape otherwise nothing will operate. If you are unsure about that write back and I will elaborate.
Posted on Apr 24, 2010
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