My Hitachi TRK6700 (seems to be the same as TRK-6701) has a quite strange problem.
It came recently a little bit dirty and with dissolved capstan belt from US. I have cleaned it and installed a new belt. Regarding maintenance this boombox is a dream. The front plate with the loudspeakers can be removed completely with just disconnecting one plug. Mechanical and electronical parts can be easily removed – only some screws and connectors.
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After installing the new belt, unfortunately the tape mechanism does not work properly. After pushing the Play button, the tape cradle does not move down enough. Capstan wheel and pinch roller as well as idler and tape curler do not touch each other. So, the tape does not turn. It is like a “Pause Mode”. But when pushing the Pause button nothing really happens.
Here is a Youtube Video, showing this issue:
Does anybody have an idea?
Or is there a recommendation for someone in Germany or Europe, who could repair it? I have the service manual for it.