Question about Teac DUAL CASSETTE A/R 110/220 Single Dual Cassette Deck
I have an old TEAC CX-370. It powers up, but when I push play, FF, or rewind, nothing happens. If I remove the cassete an push play, one of the spindles turns. Can I repair this myself? What do you recommend?
Could be a worn out belt? The cassette loads it the drive down too much. Hence why it turns with no tape.
Posted on Jan 21, 2009
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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.
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