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I have a Nakamichi Dragon Cassette Deck which recently during operation began emitting foul smelling smoke. I immediately turned it off. Could you tell me what has happened please. Thank you. Noela.

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It's hard to know without putting on a bench and doing diagnostics or, maybe a tech with experience on these decks knows of common weaknesses.

You might seek help from folks at audiokarma.org.

Whatever happened it probably isn't good. Smoke is usually sign of a fairly significant electronic failure of some sort. The Dragon is arguably the holy grail of tape decks, so it would be worth fixing back to good health.

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