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ff/rw work fine. Play will not spin the tape

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#1 mwinschel

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Posted 20 June 2018 - 07:26 PM

Trying to relive my youth and get a working replacement to my favorite toy as a youth.  I have two of these now.  Both seem to ff/rw fine.  If I try to hit play the tape deck seems to engage, but the take up portion is not spinning at all.  Both are like this.  Is this the plastic issue that I have seen, not sure its the same thing?  Can anyone help with this at all?  Is there someone that can fix this bad boys?

#2 mwinschel

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Posted 20 June 2018 - 08:28 PM

Yes it is the same thing!  Post was a little premature.   It played two tapes and now wont disengage.....grrrr

#3 skippy1969

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Posted 20 June 2018 - 10:24 PM

Sounds like it needs new belts.


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Posted 20 June 2018 - 11:17 PM

All aged tape decks will need general servicing at this stage, belts, pinchrollers, capstan rollers in Sharps case. Let us know what "these" are, i assume we are talking boomboxes so which make/model?

#5 Hisrudeness

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Posted 21 June 2018 - 02:07 AM

Is this a boombox?

#6 Northerner

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Posted 21 June 2018 - 05:17 AM

He’s posted this in the Blockbuster section so presumably it’s a Blocky :-)