20 Most Recent JVC TD-W118 Single Cassette Deck Questions & Answers

Probably it's the playing head; must be damaged or worned out.. Accept fact; cassette players are outdated. make a listing of your favorite music and stat finding them on line.
By the way, even youtube rips are better quallity then thos cassette recors.

JVC TD-W118... | Answered on Apr 14, 2015

Probalby the only way to get stucked tape out of a player is in pieces. Then repair the cassette and clean your player. If it keep stcking tapes, dispose it.
By the way, cassette tapes an players are rather obsoleteby now. Any digital source is better quality the a cassette.

JVC TD-W118... | Answered on Apr 14, 2015

THE capstain belts need changing to operrate the tape lifter mechanism

JVC TD-W118... | Answered on Apr 12, 2015

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JVC TD-W118... | Answered on Apr 12, 2015

Hi As you know cassette decks have been around along time, and as such they are fairly robust. The vast majority of the time, problems like you are describing are the result of a broken drive belt, or bad capstan motor. This is not true for all, but if you have favorite tapes you wish to play, you need the deck fixed, and if the problem is drive belt or motor, the repair normally should not be hugely expensive. Hope this helps, good luck!

JVC TD-W118... | Answered on Apr 12, 2015

It may have a super cap in it that has gone dry just as like a battery would after many years. The service manual will show you where it is and then the replacement is not hard once the value is determined as they have them at Mouser Electronics. They are usually soldered in.

JVC TD-W118... | Answered on Jan 02, 2015

Equalizer is connected in between the deck and the reciever. Deck into the input of the equalizer, and the out of the equalizer goes into the tape input on the reciever.

JVC TD-W118... | Answered on Dec 04, 2013

Any equalizer I have seen can be hooked to the tape loop of a receiver and then any tape deck displaced from that loop if one was plugged in will be hooked to the tape loo[p on the equalizer.
This is a very simple process and one that is often given in the owners manual of the equalizer involved.

JVC TD-W118... | Answered on Oct 14, 2013

This is a service manual of your device and it can be downloaded for free and I hope it is suitable for you. Go to this web site:


When you use the link you get to a page where you have to wait some minutes to be possible the downloading so please be patient.
Good luck!

JVC TD-W118... | Answered on Aug 18, 2011

Check to see if the capstain roller is pressing against the capstain. Sometimes they get stuck or something has broke preventing it from pressing on the tape.

JVC TD-W118... | Answered on Sep 22, 2010

Dear ads4me

I can confirm that the JVC TD-W118 does not have an auto-reverse/rewind feature. This will have to be performed manually using the rewind feature.

As an extra reference, I have provided the manual for the deck for you. You can get it by clicking here.

Hope I have been helpful :)

Kind regards


JVC TD-W118... | Answered on Aug 04, 2009

the line out of a tape deck is about 1 volt peak, the output of a turntable is about 3-5mV on average.
Not sure what issue you are having but the turntable cannot be directly plugged into the cassette deck for recording LP to cassette. it would have to go through the receiver.

JVC TD-W118... | Answered on Feb 11, 2009

I searched jvc.com for your model CA-C77BK S/N and couldn't find it even in the archives.

It must be a discontinued unit.

Usually when this happens you have to take the unit apart to retrieve the cd.

I don't think it's worth fixing, as parts don't seem to be available or listed, not even the user's manual online at jvc.com.

However, I did find a link for the service manual for this vintage compact component system:

May I refer you to that manual to try to figure out how to fix this problem.

Unfortunately, it costs $33 for the manual. You'll have to decide if it is worth it to buy it.

Good luck to you in fixing this problem.

JVC Audio... | Answered 11 hours ago

Unplug the unit from AC power for 30 minutes, and disconnect all of the speakers and other associated equipment. Upon plugging back in, press and hold the power button at the same time for 5-10 seconds to force a hard reset.

JVC Audio... | Answered on Feb 14, 2020

Hi hope this helps. ....cheers

JVC Audio... | Answered on Nov 26, 2019

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