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Teac A-640 will power on, fast-forward & rewind but not play.

Greetings,

I have Teac A-640 cassette player but currently it will not play. It powers on, fast-forwards and rewinds normally though. Does anyone have any information on how to fix this type of issue? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,



Re: Teac A-640 will power on, fast-forward & rewind but not ...

I have had a Teac 4010 for many years and it has a similar problem. For years I have been giving the capstan arm a little push to engage as the solenoid does not completely engage the capstan roller. I have never attempted to actually fix the problem.

Re: Teac A-640 will power on, fast-forward & rewind but not ...

I believe that is a solenoid operated deck, so it is probably a mechanical problem. Could be dried out lubrication, a bad idler tire, or the head stack may be binding. The head stack is mounted to a metal plate; this needs to move up and down and allows the heads to contact the tape.
Unfortunately it is not an easy job to lubricate this mechanism.