Question about Audio Players & Recorders

2 Answers

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.

Posted by on

  • 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

×

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 9 Answers

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.

Good Luck
Brian

Posted on Mar 18, 2009

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 1,512 Answers

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.

regards
robotek



Posted on May 29, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

HOW DO I PUT THE TAPE THROUGH THE REEL TO REEL


Reel-to-reel decks usually run left to right. Put full reel on left hub, take-up reel on right hub. Feed tape across read / write heads, and between pinch roller and spindle. Take end of leader tape, wind carefully around take up reel until it is secure. Press play.

Nov 30, 2015 | Audio Players & Recorders

1 Answer

Teac x-1000r tape skewing off pinch roller


In the Teac X1000R this is most often caused by dirty Pinch Rollers and secondly bu a ring of oxide or a wear mark being developed into the capstan shaft. If cleaning the Pinch Rollers does not do it then a trip to the technician is required. These decks also have a touchy servo tension system that if upset can also contribute to the failure of this kind. I still work on these in Chicago area all the time. Russ the other ex-Teac guy is in New Jersey. Be careful of local shop with this model as many of them turn up the servo tension to resolve this problem which is the wrong thing to do that then burns out parts and the cost goes up. I have seen this mess many times as people bring me these decks as a last stop-- of course I fix then correctly with the use of the Tentelometer as is required. Pinch Rollers are often reconditioned with Naphtha after cleaning then with Denatured alcohol.
Teac Tascam Repairs Skywave Tape Deck Repair Bensenville IL

Mar 14, 2014 | Audio Players & Recorders

1 Answer

My reel to reel will not play.


You need a new capstan belt or the capstan shaft is glazed as well as you have a hard shiny Pinch Roller. Each of these items need to have friction to work.

Nov 19, 2013 | Teac Audio Players & Recorders

2 Answers

TEAC R-H300 Forward Play Fault


The unit need some work by a technician. The bad thing about the drawer type decks is that it makes it hard or impossible to clean the tape path. I have not seen one of these but I could probably fix it.
Some of your description sound like a loose capstan belt and then other times the Pinch roller is not engaging- they may be related if the mechanism is tied to the capstan motor system.

Sep 11, 2012 | Teac R-H300 Dual Cassette Deck

1 Answer

Teac a-3440 will not play


Hi Gary,
This makes me think the Capstan Shaft is not turning either due to a broken or stretched belt or that the capstan motor itself has stopped working. This may be a job for a Technician. You first determine if the Capstan is turning or not- this is the metal post that contacts the Pinch Roller that rotates and is the way the deck gets it's speed regulation. If it is not turning look inside the deck from the side to see if the flywheel is turning and that the belt is on that flywheel. Lastly make sure the capstan motor is turning.
Beyond that a Tech may have to take over from there. I am in the Chicago area and can repair it if you are close. Many people send me units from all over the USA anyway.
My name is Sam. I operate Skywave Tape Deck Repair
skywavebe@sbcglobal.net if you need my help.

Aug 17, 2012 | Teac Audio Players & Recorders

1 Answer

I Press Play Button, And Tape Goes Into Fast Forward Mode


Pinch Roller linkage is stuck. Clean and regrease and it will work right again- I have done hundreds of them

May 01, 2012 | Teac Audio Players & Recorders

1 Answer

I don't have the manual. I placed a tape in the deck and cannot remove it. Help!!! It has happened before, and suddenly I will be able to remove it, and then it will happen again. I'm not...


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.

Sep 23, 2011 | RCA RS2610 CD Shelf System

1 Answer

Thaks for helping. My tape deck door has suddenly stopped working. the tape is inside and when i turn on the wpower there is a clicking sound. it is a TEAC AD-500 CD player/reverse cassete deck


Without physically looking at the cassette deck myself, I cannot be 100% sure the tape is wrapped around the pinch roller and capstan. The capstan is the chrome rod which the rubber pinch roller pushes to regulate the speed of the tape moving across the head. However it is approximately a 90% chance the take up reel for the tape stopped working from a bad tape or a loose belt which drives the tape take up reel. The clicking sounds like it could be the auto reverse solenoid because it thinks the tape has reached the end of play. The fun part is to remove the tape which you may have to disassemble the front panel if you cannot gain access to the tape from the top or bottom. You will need to cut the tape and remove it from the capstan and pinch roller to open the cassette door. Sometimes you can remove the capstan to free the tape. Once you have cleaned all the tape out of the unit make sure the belt for the take-up is good. If it is glazed, cracked, loose or broken order a belt. Clean all the pulleys and capstan and replace the belt. Your unit should be functional after the above procedure.

Jul 14, 2011 | Teac R-H300 Dual Cassette Deck

1 Answer

TEAC V45 - When I load it tape and press 'play', it doesn't 'mount' the tape - it kind of 'thinks' like it's trying to, then it stops.


are the drive wheels free on the tape drive, also the pinch roller on (black rubber wheel) that "pinches the tape to the drive spindle, if that is very dirty it will stop the tape from working.

Jan 07, 2010 | Audio Players & Recorders

1 Answer

Noisy capstan which runs continously


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.

pc-cook

Jan 15, 2008 | Audio Players & Recorders

Not finding what you are looking for?
Audio Players & Recorders Logo

Related Topics:

1,096 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Audio Players & Recorders Experts

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

 Grubhead
Grubhead

Level 3 Expert

4804 Answers

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

72214 Answers

Are you an Audio Player and Recorder Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...