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Please help. RX-F2 Tape door won't stay closed after disassembly

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#1 Guitaraudiologist

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 07:06 AM

Okay so I stayed up all night restoring and modding a Panasonic RX-F2 for bluetooth. Good news is the mod is working great! But now I feel like an idiot because after reassembly I can't figure out why the cassette door won't latch closed.  I'm sure I am not missing any parts as I was careful to save everything and take lots of pics when I took it apart. I see what looks like a little release hook, but it doesn't seem to line up with the door. Am I missing something, or am I just delirious?  :blush:

#2 JVC Floyd

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 07:27 AM

The first thing I would do is check the alignment of the inner chassis to the front case.
If it's off by a hair that's enough to throw it off .
also check the latch point on the deck door itself to make sure its not chipped of.

#3 BoomboxLover48

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 12:36 PM

The cassette door lock mechanism can even get stuck in some cases. In addition to what Floyd mentioned, check and see how the eject button on pressing works, get a good feel of the operation, free anything that obstruct with the full movement of it. In some cases that lever can get stuck in lock position.