Question about Tape Decks

3 Answers

RX-303 NAKANICHI & TEAC-2000X REEL TO REEL

Have a Nakamichi RX-303 CASSETTE DECK and TEAC 2000x REEL TO REEL . Both Decks stopped playing after 3 yrs in storage. Both decks will rewinds and fast forwards the tape but when press the play button I hear a click but nothing happens. Any assistance in this matter will be greatly appreciated.
Also do you know any reliable repair facilities in Virginia or New-York who can repair them?
Thank you for your time
Roland

Posted by on

  • shadayday Aug 08, 2008

    Do you mean the "CAPSTAN BELT"? If yes, any idea where I can get them? Thanks

  • shadayday Aug 08, 2008

    Do you mean the "CAPSTAN BELT"? If yes, any idea where I can get them? Thanks

×

3 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Brigadier General:

    An expert that has over 10,000 points.

  • Master
  • 6,966 Answers

Hi,

The click you did hear is the solenoid engaging. Both the Nakamichi and the Teach often uses a different motor for the play and for the rewind/forward functions.

The capstan belt you referred to is often a flat belt roughly 5mm in width but with the diameter varying from model to model. I would suspect that the belt has melted or broken in pieces. best way hopefully on parts replacement would be as per sample but with the previous statement might be impractical. You might be better off with winging the size with a string of some sort and just tie around from the motor around the flywheel/capstan.

As to a repair facilities, pls try entering your Zip Code on the small window "Repair Service", I believe on the right of this page.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Aug 08, 2008

  • Louie  Role
    Louie Role Aug 08, 2008

    Hi again,

    If you are considering a DIY (do-it-yourself), Abrsvcs's post bears merit other than just the belt(s). Should you be interested, common replacement parts for the Nakamichin maybe found here as a start. Am not so sure of the Teach, you may want to try here.




×

  • 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
  • 4,234 Answers

These decks need a complete overhaul. There are belts and "idlers" inside that are made from rubber that have dried out and slip. The Rx-303 needs a tire replacement. This tire only comes into play when in play mode. The FF and REW functions are powered only by a belt. Changing hte idler tire is a bit tricky in these units if you have not replaced one before. Given the value of these units, I'd recommend that you have a servicer in your area overhaul these. The parts expense should not exceed $15 for either deck. Check in the area for the labor costs. Both units are definately worth the repair cost.

Dan

Posted on Aug 08, 2008

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Genius:

    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 1,847 Answers

Seem problem with the gear belt.

Posted on Aug 08, 2008

×

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Why don't tape decks play?


If your X-10 has a separate drive motor for the capstan , it could be weak and in need of replacement.

The C-3X could have belt drive and the belts could be weak and in need of replacement.

Jan 03, 2016 | Teac Tape Decks

1 Answer

FF problem on Teac Reel to Reel


You need new brake pads installed as the ones in there now are dried up and may have fallen off. This is very common with older decks or 30-40 years old.
I am still working on these decks at Skywave Tape Deck Repair in the Chicago area.

Jul 15, 2013 | Teac Tape Decks

1 Answer

Teac A-7010 take up reel not pulling


If this is a direct drive deck, the takeup reel motor may be ng

Jul 04, 2012 | Teac Tape Decks

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

3 Answers

My Nakamishi Cassette Deck 2 is eating tape. It switches off when it does, but how can I fix this? From the look of it this cassette deck has the same cassette drive as the DR-8. Is that correct?


It could be the take up spindle does not have enough torque causing the tape to bunch up after the capstan. If you open up the unit you will notice ether belts or rollers for the tape drive. If it has belts you can replace the belt after cleaning the pulleys. If it has rollers you may be able to clean them with a rubber cleaner (not alcohol which will dry the rubber and cause glazing). Make sure the capstan and the pinch roller is clean using a rubber revitalizing cleaner on the pinch roller. "Goof off" from a hardware store is great for the capstan if it has a lot of metal oxide on it.

Feb 24, 2011 | Nakamichi DR 8 Single Dual Cassette Deck

1 Answer

A 303 cassette deck - the belt has been changed. The feed spool and capstan turn fine. The take up spool does not turn and play stops after 5 sec. Take up spool is fine in fast forward. Help !


This is a case of a failing reel motor. What happens i sthe brushes become aged and wear down and the motor has what they call a dead spot on the Commutator. The motor will work fine at high speeds as the inertia is working for it but when you use a slow speed as in play mode the motor hits the dead spot and stops. You will need a new reel motor in the most likely case- I can service the deck if you want at Skywave Tape Deck Repair Chicago area. I will most likely put a new motor into the deck.

Oct 04, 2010 | Teac V377 Single Dual Cassette Deck

2 Answers

I have a teac 3340 reel to reel recorder and believe it can only function in 2 speeds 7 1/2 ips and 15 ips. I have many reel to reel recordings that are 3 3/4 ips. Is there an adapter or gadget I can use...


In short, no. if you look closely you will see the Teac 3340 has a much larger/thicker capstan shaft than other Teac reel decks. This feature allows the faster tape speeds...7 1/2 and 15 ips. In order to slow down the Teac 3340 you would have to change the flywheel to one from another deck that was made to run at 3 3/4 and 7 1/2. Which is possible but some work..plus you would have to find a slower speed flywheel from another Teac deck. Also to maintain performance, the bias and Eq positions for the slower speeds would have to be readjusted from 7 1/2 and 15.

May 11, 2010 | Tape Decks

1 Answer

Technics 373 Dual Cassette - Playback Stops


Suggest having a good clean and replace belts. If it stops around halfway on a C90 or near the end then there's a load problem on the take up reel, before halfway the supply reel.

Dec 13, 2008 | Technics RS-TR373 Single Cassette Deck

2 Answers

Older Teac cassette decks


I had an Aiwa dual deck and by the way your describing it, when you select Cont. Play press play on one deck then play on the other. I am not sure if there's a difference as to which you start with. When the first deck is done playing both sides, the unit will goto the second deck and play both sides, then back to deck 1.

Jul 01, 2008 | Tape Decks

2 Answers

NAKAMICHI CASSETTE DECK 1 NOT PLAYING?


it has probably thrown the capstan belt and will require a new belt fitted. the transport relies on capstan rotation to engage play. a separate reel motor operates ff/rew and takeup funtions

Dec 06, 2007 | Tape Decks

Not finding what you are looking for?
Tape Decks Logo

Related Topics:

197 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Tape Decks Experts

 Grubhead
Grubhead

Level 3 Expert

4593 Answers

Gyula Lacz

Level 3 Expert

482 Answers

Bruce Showalter

Level 2 Expert

79 Answers

Are you a Tape Deck Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...