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I've got a TC-K461S Sony cassette deck. I didn't used it for like 8 years. Now when I press 'play', it's going to fast forward - like fast forward winding. Do you have any idea? Thanks a lot!

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There is an idler wheel behind the platen ( black plate behind the cassette)..replace the idler wheel.

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Define 'skip' in the context of your CASSETTE deck.

Poor audio is usually due to damaged media or dirty transport (heads, pinch rollers and capstan).

You can see the tape inside the cutouts of the cassette shell. It should be perfecly smooth and the edges straight. Use reflected light to evaluate it. Edge damage will affect the Left Channel most.

Dirty heads will cause loss of high frequencies first.

The transport, well, if we need to explain it to you then we KNOW it's never been cleaned.

See this helpful link.
http://www.fixitclub.com/Electronics/Cassette_Deck.shtml

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i have the same deck with same problem..so this is the typical problem for this deck...got it from thrift shop..it was in perfect condition, working excellent but after few days of enjoying it, all of a sudden the same problem arises.... and the motor is abnormally hot..it is way too fast.
when i switch on the power the middle motor will automatically turn on at very high speed...i play around anything i can do hoping something is just stuck up but to no avail..



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It needs a new rubber belt for the mechanism control.
It is a smallest of th 3 rubber belts.

Posted on Jan 25, 2011

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