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Old 10-28-2015, 12:02 PM
Sonichermit Sonichermit is offline
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problem with Tascam 103

I fully realize the Tascam 103 cassette deck was a pretty cheap model. Last night I replaced the capstan belt on the machine successfully but after getting it running and listening, I am hearing an audible click which is periodic meaning it is a steady repeating clicking at uniform intervals. I am guessing it might be bias related but I didn't fool with the bias and am wondering if having removed the entire drive unit from the box I might have touched something to cause this problem. It is necessary to remove the entire drive unit from the box to get at the belt. It is further necessary to pull back a small pc board attached to the drive unit to gain access to one of the screws on the cover over the belt, flywheel and motor pulley. The unit works in every other regard. Any ideas from anyone?

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