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I have an Onkyo TA 2090 that has the play button continuously flashing on and off. Usually the play button flashes for just a second and then becomes operational. Now when it powers up the play button flashes continuously and the controls do nothing even though everything is lit up. Is there a reset button in the deck? Thanks

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Cassette decks do not have a reset button, the only way to do any type of a reset would be to let it sit unplugged overnight. I don't think this would help anything. The microprocessor in it is not the type that would require a reset but it won't hurt anything to try.

Since this is an older model (but very good one), it is very possible it may have some bad solder connections. It was intermittant at one point, having this problem but then playing. That is a sign of bad solder, but it is no guarantee. As solder get old and has a lot of wear from the unit being played it can degrade very slowly, causing an intermittant failure that eventually is constant. If you are good with a soldering iron you could try reflowing any solder connections that are not shiny and silver or have rings. The problem could be much deeper than that, but without having it in front of me to trouble shoot, it is really just a guessing game right now. There may be several different things that can cause it to do what you described. All of those things would require some good electronic troubleshooting skills to isolate.

Since this is a quality piece of equipment, it would be worth getting fixed. It would be difficult finding one this good at the price you would pay for a repair.

If I can be of any further help just let me know.


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