Wondered if anybody can help me.
I have a frustrating issue with a Hitachi TRK-8080E boom box I brought from a car boot sale.
The seller informed me that the belt was broken and I brought it for £20 (after some haggling).
The radio works fine, picks up radio stations ect.
After removing the cover to I decided to tackle the tape player belt issue.
The sticky remains of the previous belt was wiped off the pulleys (horrid stuff) and I replaced both belts
with elastic bands as a temporary fix.
The bands work fine and pulleys move, no slippage.
Even made a plastic cover to prevent the band from falling off the wheel (see white cover in picture).
The problem is I can not figure out why the tape reel is not moving?
Its eating my tapes.
The capspan roller works fine and the reel moves o.k with Fast Forward and rewind but will not turn.
I cant figure out why its not connecting to the drive when I press the play button?
I've been fiddling about for hours now but no solution, all I can think of is there may be some parts missing somewhere the seller has not told be about, please see picture.
Appreciate your help.