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Troubleshooting - RCA Full Logic Controlled Stereo Cassette Deck Owner's Manual

Professional series full logic controlled stereo cassette deck
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TROUBLESHOOTING

Incorrect operations are often mistaken for trouble and malfunctions. If you think that there is something
wrong with this component, check the points below. Sometimes the trouble may lie in another
component. Investigate the other components and electrical appliances being used. If the trouble cannot
be resolved by following the suggested remedies below, take the unit to your nearest local RadioShack
store.
This cassette deck has been manufactured to the specifications of RadioShack and is covered by a limited
warranty from RadioShack. If your cassette deck is not operating as it should, take it to your local
RadioShack store or call 1-800-THE-SHACK for assistance.
Symptom
POWER
• The power plug is disconnected.
Cannot turn
• The component (stereo amplifier, audio
power on.
CASSETTE DOOR
The door does
• The deck is not in stop mode
not open.
• Power was turned off with the tape moving.
The door does
• The cassette is not properly loaded.
not close.
PLAYBACK
• The tape is completely wound.
Immediately
stops.
• The tape is slack.
The level meter
• The tape is blank.
does not work.
• The tape head is dirty.
• The amplifier input selector is not
No sound.
• The amplifier volume level setting is too low.
• Connection problems (wrong connection,
RECORDING
The recording
• The cassette erasure prevention tabs are
indicator does
not light up.
The level meter
• The amplifier is not delivering a recording
does not work.
• Wrong connection, connection cord
• The tape is completely wound.
Immediately
stops.
• The tape is slack.
Cannot record.
• The head is dirty.
No sound.
• Connection problems (wrong connection,
• The tape is being copied.
REC LEVEL control
does not function.
Cause
timer, etc.) to which the power cord is
connected is off.
(tape is moving).
correctly set.
cord removed, poor contact, broken wire.)
broken.
is set too low.
REC LEVEL control
signal (from the tuner, CD player, etc.).
removed, poor contact, broken wire.
cord removed, poor contact, broken wire.)
Remedy
• Connect the power plug.
• Turn the stereo amplifier or audio timer
on.
• Press the
(7) button.
stop
• Turn power on.
• Reinsert the cassette.
• Play back in the opposite direction.
• Rewind the tape.
• Take up the slack (see page 6).
• Replace the blank tape with a recorded one.
• Clean the heads (see page 7).
• Set the amplifier input selector correctly.
• Turn the amplifier volume control up.
• Connect securely (see page 8).
• Replace the cassette with one whose tabs
are intact.
• Cover the hole over the tab (see page 6).
• Turn
REC LEVEL control
• Set the amplifier recording output
selector correctly.
• Check connections (see page 8).
• Record in the opposite direction.
• Rewind the tape.
• Take up the slack (see page 6).
• Clean the head (see page 7).
• Check that the recording and playback
connection cords are connected correctly
(see page 8).
• Set the amplifier selector correctly.
• When recording is finished,
will function.
control
up (see page 15).
REC LEVEL
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