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Onkyo TA-RW400 Tape Deck Problem

post #1 of 6
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Hi guys,

I have a tape deck that plays speedy on one side. I tried every button to see If it would stop. Do you guys think it needs a new belt? or could it be something else? The other side plays good, but not so clear I even clean the heads with some alcohol. It improved a bit. Any help will be great. Thank you.

Here is a pic of the deck and functions:
http://www.vintagecassette.com/onkyo/ta_rw400
post #2 of 6
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Bump any ideas guys?
post #3 of 6
If it plays in one direction with no problem and the other has a problem, then probably new belts would be my first guess.
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Originally Posted by afterlife2 View Post

Hi guys,

I have a tape deck that plays speedy on one side. I tried every button to see If it would stop. Do you guys think it needs a new belt? or could it be something else? The other side plays good, but not so clear I even clean the heads with some alcohol. It improved a bit. Any help will be great. Thank you.

Here is a pic of the deck and functions:
http://www.vintagecassette.com/onkyo/ta_rw400

If a tape deck plays tapes too fast, the usual cause is that the pinch roller is not engaging the tape onto the capstan.

In a reversing deck, this is usually caused by some kind of a hang up or breakage in the inner workings of the deck.

Take a look at it, looking for loose or broken belts, etc. You'll probably need a skilled technician or become one to fix it.

Unless the deck is a legendary classic like a higher end Nakamichi, its probably best to either tolerate the problem and transcribe the tapes to digital for convenience, or buy a new tape deck.
post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the replies guys. I opened it up last night and it seems to be a motor problem. The belt looked good. I ordered a used Teac W-450R from ebay should be here today or tomm., hopefully that will work better.
post #6 of 6
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The deck arrived yesterday and sounds real nice.biggrin.gif
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