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Old 01-12-2018, 10:51 AM
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Need help with Sony TC-K677ES deck

I have Sony TC-K677ES deck. When the deck is plugged in and turned on, the capstans constantly spin. Haven't tried with the tape yet afraid of getting it ruined. Is there anything I can check or replace on my own to get the deck working again?
Old 01-12-2018, 11:00 AM
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That is normal operation for that model of deck.


Old 01-12-2018, 11:20 AM
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There are plenty of exceptions but generally, most dual capstan decks spin the capstans anytime power is on. I actually prefer it this way, as their is no lag on going into play and it's much easier to clean the capstans.
Old 01-12-2018, 11:30 AM
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Thanks for the replies. That's a good news. I was totally not aware of this feature and honestly got a bit scared when I turned the deck on. I thought something was amiss.
Old 01-12-2018, 11:32 AM
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One more question: I am not using cassette decks very often but would like to keep the Sony until I come across something else that will be better than the K677ES. Would it make sense to replace all the belts even if the deck works fine? If yes, is the procedure easy to do or half of the deck has to be disassembled?
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