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#1 edocronian

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 07:04 AM

So after scoring an ITT a few weeks ago, I seem to have caught the bug.

My latest fixer-upper is this slightly battered and grubby JVC 656. Mostly working apart from crackly pots, a temperamental tuner band switch and a headphone jack that cuts the left channel in and out. All fairly easy to fix I think.

There is one bigger problem with the tape deck that has me totally baffled. If I press play, I get this sound

My feeling is either some RF shielding for the motor or a cap somewhere has gone bad. Anyone have any ideas?



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#2 TRC-911

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 07:33 AM

I don't know how to fix it, but that is a very nice box :yes:

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 08:44 AM

So after scoring an ITT a few weeks ago, I seem to have caught the bug.

My latest fixer-upper is this slightly battered and grubby JVC 656. Mostly working apart from crackly pots, a temperamental tuner band switch and a headphone jack that cuts the left channel in and out. All fairly easy to fix I think.

There is one bigger problem with the tape deck that has me totally baffled. If I press play, I get this sound

My feeling is either some RF shielding for the motor or a cap somewhere has gone bad. Anyone have any ideas?



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Hi Edocronian,

Welcome to the world of BB. I have that boomer and it is a lovely sounding unit. It would appear that there must be something fundamental with this model, as I have the same sound on cassette playback. I thought it was probably a motor issue too, but it was one of those projects....'I'll get round to it soon'

Good luck. :yes:

Cheers

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#4 blu_fuz

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 08:49 AM

Sounds like your tape deck farted :lol: .

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 09:12 AM

Sounds to me like you need to insert a blank tape and press record/stop on the tape deck a lot.
Also try and use some contact cleaner on the record arm inside and while you are at it do all of the switches and knobs too.

#6 edocronian

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 12:46 PM

Sounds to me like you need to insert a blank tape and press record/stop on the tape deck a lot.


Funny you said that.

The record button was one thing I'd not checked. jimmied the sensor inside with my finger, pressed record, hit stop.

Fixed!

:-O

Amazing.

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 02:27 PM

Glad you got it working, np. :thumbsup: