strange m90 tape deck occurrences
Posted 10 May 2010 - 07:15 PM
however my tape deck is acting crazy
it took a while for me to get it open to insert a tape but now it ejects fine most of the time
sometimes when a tape is loaded it seems to clamp on it and hold it hostage and not open all the way
after unplugging the machine and plugging it back it it sometimes gives me the tape back
the tape controls are completely unresponsive
there are no lights in the multi music scanner
when i plug in the power cord i can sometimes see the rec and pause light illuminate for a split second
strangely it has now taken my tape and is playing it... except i didnt hit play....
the volume is extremely low and it is playing a low speed..
it wont let me fast foward or rewind or stop the tape with the controls...
i hit eject and it gave me my tape
however i cannot duplicate its strange ghost playback i experienced when i started this post
Posted 10 May 2010 - 07:17 PM
Posted 10 May 2010 - 07:31 PM
Exactly! I still have a few other boxes to mess around with before I get to the m90.
I hope you get some helpful replies, i'll be reading up on all the past threads regarding this.
hope you can get it sorted out.
Posted 10 May 2010 - 07:58 PM
Posted 11 May 2010 - 01:44 AM
One last thing lizard man... when a deck is playing, that means that the heads are in the up position. Resist the temptation to press the eject button. You could damage the heads if they are up when you try to extract a tape.
Posted 29 May 2015 - 01:54 PM
My M90 did the same 'ghost' play operation that reptoids did while the power button is ON and you plug the radio in. Done it a few times, can't stop the reels unless you turn the power off. New belts, cleaned, and all 4 fusible resistors are in tact as well as all the original screws.... My MMS does light up and scroll through the numbers. Deck makes the usual 'clunk' noise when I power off the unit, but no buttons are working for the deck. Capstan spins for the deck standby when powered on also.