No Cassette Play In Yamaha TC-520 Cassette Deck Resolved
This deck is revisiting me for the same complaint after a gap of around 8 years! It visited me in November, 2017 and now again in January, 2023. Kindly see my previous article here: https://jestineyong.com/servicing-yamaha-tc520-tape-deck/ This proves one thing; a super glued belt would last its life time! I opened the set and cleaned the inside as usual, using a powerful blower.
I took a new larger belt, as I was not having the correct size. Then calculated the length required from the old belt and cut off the extra length. I made the belt slightly shorter for a correct tight fit.
Then kept the finely cut ends side by side ensuring that the ends meet as closely as possible without causing a strain or bend. Then took one drop of Superglue and touched the joint and allowed it to bond well. (Kindly read my previous article for more details)
Then fixed it back on the mechanism and allowed it to run for quite some time so as to ensure that it had no other defects to be looked into. Did a general lubrication too. Did change the belt of counter too.
After trying it out for several more hours, closed the case and moved it out for delivery to customer.
Mission accomplished easily adding satisfaction to its collection!
This article was prepared for you by Parasuraman Subramanian from India. He is 72 years old and has more than 30 years’ experience in handling antique equipment like Valve Radio, Amps, Reel Tape Recorders and currently studying latest tech-classes conducted by Kerala State Electronics Technicians’ Association. He has done graduation in BBA degree, private diploma in Radio Engineering and retired as MD of a USA company. Presently working as Consultant to Hospital and other institutions.
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