Recorders and Players
Recorder Player Problems? Ask a Technician for Answers ASAP
What is the model number please?
Thanks for the info, can you let me know if the needle moves to indicate that there should be sound?
Ok, so the machine is not picking up the signal from the tape.
Have you tried cleaning the heads first?
You can clean the heads using alcohol on a cotton swab.
If you are unable to carry out the cleaning yourself, a local electronics repair tech should be able to do it for you.
Here is a useful guide to cleaning the heads on these reel to reel machines:
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If cleaning the heads did not work, and the meters still don't respond when playing a recorded tape then there is a more serious fault with the machine.
Will you be attempting a repair yourself, or are you looking for a repairer in your area?
You will probably find that the YouTube repair videos are much more informative than the service manuals - they show exactly how to disassemble and reassemble.
Check this out:
Let me know if you need anything else.
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