Hi Paul welcome to just answer.
The tape system has a number of relays. On the play back, the pinch roller is pushed on the large metal sprindle. Can you check if the spindle is spinning. If yes, then we can focus on relay identification. I am thinking that we might have to change some belts and/or relays.
Would you like to have a phone discussion on this system.?
Ok, is you system open that you can manually prose the head cover by pushing it by hand? If yes, press play and manually push the head cover and let me know if this works.
Ok, so you might have to identify the solenoid and try to get replacement..
Any lucky with identification ?
I have looked at both schematics. There are two things you need to know. The solenoid has two sets of connection:- the coil part where voltage is applied and the mechanical part that actually move the system where it is supposed to go.
Now if you look at different coil, each has its own resistance. You can use ohmmeter to measure resistance across the coil when it is disconnected from the circuit. Measure all the coils if you can to see if there is one that is out of normal.
Do you have electrical measuring instruments?
Ok great while power is off, measure resistance a cross one of the coil. It might give you and indication of whether there is continuity or not. Try the same test on the other tests and compare the results.
I think the fuse problem is probably related to what is going on with play back. I am afraid that you might have pushed some cables and short some wires.
My suggestion will be to get this looked at by a repair person as my online help is limited.
Where are you located?
Thanks for using just answer. Unfortunately, we could not get your system up and running. We are limited to online help and if you would like to get further assistance, I would defiantly evaluate repair vs replacement cost.
Thanks very much!
The charge on your card is for security deposit and not a final cost. You will be refunded once you are done. I do not expect you ratell any of this as I could not fix your system online. I will go ahead and ask for you to get your refund. Unfortunately what I provided to you was not good enough. I will opt out and have other experts try to assist you.