Some time back, my TCD-D8 unit's servo mechanism that's used to open the cassette slot stopped functioning. There may even be a DAT inside currently, but it's not simply stuck, as flipping the "open" switch no longer activates the servo. Power to the unit IS good.
Recently, while the unit has been sitting idle, but plugged-into its power source (been that way for over a year!), the servo mechanism started making intermittent sounds, of its own volition and a second or so duration. Obviously, something has gone brain-dead in the logic.
Sony, according to their web-based support site, no longer even repairs this item! I've looked around... is there someone who can, that you might know of, and would the cost be worth it? Thanks to anyone who may be able to help, here.
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This sounds like the internal drive belt has broken and the mechanism is not in a "final" position. The noise you hear is hte motor trying to get the mechanism back to a known condition. This should be a simple repair for any audio repair shop. Expect a parts cost in the $5 range. Add in the local labor rate for the total repair cost.
I'm an repairer of electronic and micromeccanaca I have repaired many walkman analog (WM-D6C, wm-dd9, etc.. Improve your performance if required and if possible) and many like dat walkman Sony TCD-D3. I just started to repair even for those who come out of Italy. If you would contact me to explain the problem better I'll try to help. Email: [email protected] Sono un riparatore di elettronica e micromeccanaca ho riparato analogico walkman molti (WM-D6C, WM-dd9, ecc. Migliorate le prestazioni, se richiesto e se possibile) e molti come dat walkman Sony TCD-D3. Ho appena iniziato a riparare anche per chi si trova fuori d'Italia. Se vuoi contattarmi per spiegare meglio il problema cercher? di aiutarti. Email: [email protected]