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Repair needed on obsolete cassette player

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by [email protected], May 3, 2005.

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  1. Guest

    Hi, I have an Aiwa handheld cassette player that I would like to have
    repaired. Aiwa won't repair it (too old), and I can't find a place that
    will do it. It was purchased in 1988, and I really like it because of
    the equalizer feature and the all-metal compact design.

    It emits a shrill noise when I try and play a tape, that's all I know
    about the problem. If you can recommend a repair person or place, I
    would really appreciate it.


  2. Jerry G.

    Jerry G. Guest

    Take it to a local service center that does many of these types of
    units. Their techs will have a lot of experience, and they may have
    compatible spare parts if required. This may cost a number of dollars,
    but you will have a better chance of having it fixed, than doing it

    Jerry G.
  3. b

    b Guest

    is this noise from the speaker or the mech? does the unit have
    recording capability?

    given the age of the unit, you'll almost certainly need to change all
    the rubber parts, which may not be available.
  4. Guest

    the noise is from the speaker...
  5. Guest

    that's the problem-- I can't find a place that will look into it.
  6. Mark

    Mark Guest

    does the noise change when you move the volumne control?

    does it work in record?

    are the batteries good?

  7. There is a record / play mode switch that needs to be cleaned. In the
    meantime, put a blank cassette in there and put it into record mode, then
    stop it, then record again, etc. Do this several times. It should work OK
    for a while.

    Mark Z.
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