Wow! Switch and contacts cleaned.! And the joints are re-solded too.
Now, the autoreverse mechanism is absolutely reliable. I am very grateful, @20tajk7 , I play tapes again, the analogic sound of this deck is amazing.
Thanks so much!
I'm trying to bring my CT-50R back to life after sitting for years. I could use a little help. I've got a new capstan belt on it and play, fast forward and reverse all work but only for a few seconds. Exactly the same amount of time each time. This is both with and, without a tape in place. I have the manual but nothing jumps out at me except tape detection. Not sure that light sensor are working but I also think that is probably not the problem. Any suggestions? Thanks
It was yesterday right afer I changed the capstan belt. It's pretty far apart now. The counter worked in Play in both directions but, I think I noted that it didn't turn in fast forward in either direction. 90% sure. Definitely worked in Play.
So, the counter stops the motors if there is slippage? Is that the only thing that does the protection job if mechanical failure is detected? I knew something did so I'm not at all suprised by your reply. Thanks!