I've recently took on the task of replacing the belts on my Sony TC-WR535 and I must admit its not too bad at all BUT I've ran into a problem. Deck A works fine. Deck B is where the problem is. After I re-assembled the unit, I turned it on and the tape was locked inside (like before the belt replacement) with no way if getting it out . I then broke it back down to release the transport drive. After turning the wheels a few times the drive went back into its normal position and I removed the tape. I then put it back together again testing it to be sure without the tape.... I turned it on..... Deck A was quiet.... Deck B made the same running sound like before, drive transport engaged and won't release so its locked up again.... can someone tell me what's wrong?
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
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 have just spent half a day trying to replace the drive belts in my sony twin deck unit , in the end it still didnt work as the the old rubber belt did some damage to the unit , anyway shops like **** smith or tandy stock the drive belts , take the front of the unit away from the main case there will be a plastic casing that surrounds the belts there are at least two belts, there should only be two small screws undo these and move the plastic unit forward on the plastic mounting brackets then you will see the metal wheel and the plastic wheel that you fit the belt around , its a bit fiddly but i can do it in my sleep now even though the motor died it was a good experience
Unit may have worn belts that are slipping. All cassette player belts are subject to deterioration even if recently installed. You may try ordering the belts yourself and have a service tech install them. The tech that installed belts 9 months ago may have used used belts. Although dishonest, it is common.
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.
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.