Dec 31, 2009, 3:47 PM
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Hey all. Hope someone can assist with their experience/knowledge. I have a yard sale Betamax that I want to bring back to life here. Sony SL-2401. Case marked with inspection dated 1984.
Sony Betamax SL-2401 Play issue
Upon initial power up the tapes can load, fast forward and rewind with ease. It loads the tapes fine but when I attempt to play the tapes the head engages (play button light goes on) and then all drive power cuts away immediately. I can't rewind anymore, faster forward or play again. The deck itself is on but it appears that just the internal power stops like the player heads won't re-engage to play the tape.
I can press the power button to power off the unit, and then when power returns, the player can eject and rewind and forward tapes again. It's just when I try to play them that it "ceases" up on me. Maybe a common problem back in the day...Maybe someone has some ideas as to where the trouble is. I'm pretty techno-savvy and fixed quite a few devices, electronics, laptops on my own so any info or questions to guide me would help.