Tape doors stuck won't release open. I removed the deck cover and was able to release mechanism and removed the tapes. Problem persists and hear a clicking sound when I power the player. What to do now?
I had the same problem of not opening the cassette doors and not running with my sony tc wr535. After I repaced the belts myself with new ones it did run fine! :-) An original sony(!) rubber belt set for the two decks costed me 23 euroos incl pp.
This is a REALLY common problem on Most of Sony cassette products. It's not too hard to replace these belts , but if you have not worked on electronic equipment , i would not recommend changing them yourself. There are way too many small plastic parts that break very easy. If you are going to replace the belts in your unit , i would also replace the rubber pinch rollers. They get hard as rocks and the tape will not track correctly.
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Re: Sony dual cassette deck TC-WR535
Tapes decks in service now probably need the belts changed. Attempting to change them yourself can run into several problems. Most deck belts are still available but, exactly which ones -- you may need the help of a qualified service tech. Also, some belts, after long inactive periods may have decomposed, leaving a sticky black gum which is hard to clean off without proper solvents
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If you remove the cover after unplugging the AC, you will see that when you push the eject button that on the back side the putton is held back by a white plastic piece. Push down the white plastic piece as you press the eject button. The door will open and the tape will release. I jsut did this today on my Sony TC WR 670 dual tape player. Both sides were blocked. I noticed that both fuses on the board were also blown. New fuses didn't solve the problem. May be that the transformer is out?
Mine did that - you will have to patiently keep pressing the clear / stop / pause / etc and even power cycle a few (or many) times and finally you will hear the mechanism release the cassette. Once you hear that - you will be able to eject the cassette. After that go replace the belts.
The problem, according to messages on your site, is that the belts are old and have stretched. There is a great step by step tutorial on www.Instructables.com with pictures and all. Parts are not too hard to find on search engine. Looks like less than $25 to fix.
I am having the same problem with a Sony K717 ES. I found this site above where they have the service manual for every tape cassette known to man. They ask that you make a donation to a charity and then they will email you the pdf for free.
I just got two tapes out of my WR535 this morning.
I removed the top cover by taking out the screws on the lower sides.
It was obvious that the drive belts were stretched out. This seems to be preventing the doors from opening, as the transport mechanism seems to be in PLAY mode without the belts functioning.
WIth the cover off you'll be able to see the mechanism that opens the door. There's a small nylon piece that prevents the mechanism from opening the door. Push it downwards with a small screwdriver and the OPEN button will function. You can now retrieve your tapes.
I was just looking online for a service manual to see if it's worth trying to change the belts. Not sure yet.