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Tape deck has power. Neither door will open with eject.

No response to any function button. I can hear a motor running. Has been working for these many years. Heads get cleaned per instructions. Eject won't function power on or off.

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Hello :
If you can hear a free running motor it may a belt has come off or is worn or broken, remove the cover and check the capstan drive belt as this is the main belt the puts the unit in certain modes, the unit sounds to me like it is stuck in a certain mode so the micro is locked up, inspect all belts and make sure none are egg shaped, if you find one that is replace it, you can also purchase some rubber rejuvenator that restores grip to belts and the capstan roller at a local electronics supply store like FRY'S Electronics etc....

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