First time repair on cassette deck
I have a very brief introduction to make....first of all, I work for Philips, in the Medical systems division, and do not have *any* experience working on audio equipment, but I have some slightly older philips equipment I bought back in the 90's I would like to keep, but needs repaired. This is my first post to this site, so if these types of service questions are not the sort of thing you do here, please forgive.
Also, I have downloaded the service manual for this unit. You guys have a GREAT resource here.
I have a Philips FC 930 double tape deck, and deck A will not play the cassettes. It starts to, then about 1 second after pushing play, the auto reverse mechanism kicks in and turns the play the other direction (on the B side of the cassette). After about a second or two on the "B" side, it does this again. This repeats three or four times, then stops. I have also noticed that the rewind and fast forward functions do not work either; they run for about 2 seconds or so then stop.
Bad motor maybe?
As a *complete* newb to this stuff, I gotta ask, where to start? If it was a Philips Xray machine, I'd know waht to do : ) Here, I'm in uncharted territory. Any help is appreciated!!!