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sony tc-177sd

I have one of these units from my father, and for some time now, the unit will not play. it used to start playing a tape, and a few minutes in it would cut off. now it doesn't play at all. apparently its issue no longer has parts available, i was wondering if anyone out there would know what part was the problem, as i don't have any more information.
thanks



sony tc-177sd

Could be just bad belts. If Sony does not carry them you can get after-market belts. If belts are broken you can tape them together to measure the diameter.
Installing belts can be rather involved; you might want to ask a tech for help.