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GF-9494 tape deck dead?

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#1 Ceestarrs

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 06:28 PM

Picked this up recently, it's very grimy, but is cleaning up OK.


Sound on FM is fine, the audio side of things appears to be good.


But when it's powered off and I press the play button, the power LED comes on but that's it- no sign of any movement, even with the front of the box off, and can't hear anything turning. Same on FF & RW.


I'm about to buy a belt kit, but don't want to waste money if the tape deck's an uneconomical repair.


Anyone have any idea what I can try?


#2 nikonfoo

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 06:37 PM

try to see if you are getting power to the motor

#3 Ceestarrs

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 09:12 AM

I took the deck out and left its power wires attached. Gave the motor a turn by hand and it started turning fine. Have been trying it repeatedly over the last few days and it's all good now.

Think this thing's just sat for a very long time and needed a reminder what it needed to do!

#4 Northerner

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 12:32 PM

Nice. Gotta love an easy fix. Probably just hadn't been turned over in years