The deck seems to be mechanical. Where are the heads? In up or down position? But even with heads down it could be the micro switch stuck on. Best to open her up and look . By the way Miles she is a perty machine
Bad Boy Bill
Not sure if the deck is mechanical or not. The switches have very little travel so I'm inclined to think they use solenoids. The heads are in the down position, and I agree that it's a micro switch issue. Yes sir, she is a perty box!
That boombox is built like a tank!
I remember seeing one several years ago.
Very complex and sophisticated with congested interior!
A very rare GEM!
The complete belt replacement should solve the issue!
I would BE VERY CAREFUL when working on this unit because of high voltage! It got a cathode ray tube!
I am sure you know it.
I believe the flywheel is engaged to a gear/switch assembly and if you turn it that should release the pause and stop the motor. Try turning the flywheel to one side you should hear a click and that should take care of it.
Found these pics from the net..
Yup, I'm was very careful when I opened it up for the first time. I disconnected all power and waited 20 minutes for the CRT coils to discharge before I heard the seven virgin screw snaps that held the back on. It is a very congested box, and a bit daunting to work on. I'm going to put-off repairs until after the show; don't want to F something up.
I was surprised to see that the handle bolts just go through the case front; only the plastic sides are supporting the entire weight of the box.
Those are great pictures! Where did you find them? Are there others?
Here are some of mine:
And here's the mould date, July, 24 1980: