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Offline Fabio

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Dear Forum members,

I Trust you are doing great!

I hope you can give some guidance on the above issue.

I have changed the main belt following Big Dave guidelines and using a belt he provided (from Ebay UK).

This X-2000R has been kept in the box for the last 20 years and has no signs of usage at all!

I have put some gun/3-in-1 oil only in the specified places and cleaned the mechanical parts with Alcohol 95% and changed the belt.

Now the deck goes in Play perfectly, but if I try to push Fast Forward or Fast Rewind, the reels move very slowly and with very big difficulty.

Do I have to make any maintenance in the main two motors or in other parts? Can I have some guidance & help to have this great machine again 100% operational?

Thank you very much, I appreciate your assistance!

Best Regards,

Fabio


Offline Tim

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Are you using a new reel of tape?  If the tape is old, you may have defective (sticky) tape. 
Tim Leinbaugh
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Offline Fabio

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Hello Tim,

Thank you for your reply!

I will check now if the FFWD has different behaviour depending the tape I load, even though all the tapes I have (and I love!) are old,  recorded when my private radio station was still alive in the '80s!

Tim, is there any way to recover defective Sticky tapes? As said I am really attached to them!

Thank you again!

Best Regards,

Fabio

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An article on defective tapes and how to fix them.

http://www.tangible-technology.com/tape/baking1.html
Tim Leinbaugh
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Offline Fabio

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Thank you Tim!