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TEAC V770 3head tape deck. Does not play. Pinch roller spindle turning. Press PLAY and heads click up,forward tape cog does not turn, heads go down. Manually turning forward still does not work. FF & RW work okay. Belts ok.

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  • woodywrkng Jul 12, 2008

    I too have a very similar problem with my V-770. The motor which runs the mechanism for raising the pinch roller and heads doesn't quite lift them fully into position. If I flick the large white pulley which is belt driven by the motor, the mech completes its travel and the unit plays. I've cleaned and lubed the rotating parts associated with this. The motor is receiving exactly 10 vdc during its brief operation, but I'm unsure if this is the correct amount. The deck is quite clean, one owner, well cared for.

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    cant get it to play but reverse and fast forward work

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I've done many of these machines and the most frequent cause of your problem is the REEL MOTOR. In many cases I have been able to spray some Caig D5 into the base of the motor where there is a small opening and clean the brushes. After using a SMALL AMOUNT of the cleaner, use a small Q-Tip to engage the "TAPE INSERTED" switch (center one at top of cassette compartment), and run the motor in Fast Forwarded and Rewind the complete the cleaning of the motor. this works in about 70% of then cases.

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Hi saabangerman

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

I am more than happy to answer any other questions you may have about it, just give me a hoy :) Thanks for using FixYa, If you consider the advice I have given you as sound, a FixYa rating is a great reward for my efforts to help you. Cheers.

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Posted on May 29, 2008

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