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Pioneer 1020L

My 1020L decided not to playback, everything else is working fine but when I hit play switch nothing happens. Any ideas?



Pioneer 1020L

Among the many other things that can cause this problem; go to the control board and make sure that ZD601 & D607 are conducting properly. They have been known to go bad, and if they do, the deck won't go into the "Play" mode. The latter diode allows Q602 to turn on which, in turn, turns on the larger transistor, and therefore operates the solenoids.

Pete