I'm looking for a hi-fi forum that'll give me lots of responses to my question about my cassette decks. I'll probably get more replies here.
The busiest one I've found so far is this one:
Anyway, here's my question:
Is it worth getting my old cassette decks repaired?
I suppose the obvious answer is 'no', but it seems such a shame to throw them out. I have 3 half-decent decks (a Sony TC-K590, and 2 Yamaha KX-500A decks) that all have the same problem: when I push play, the heads engage; nothing happens; they stay engaged for a couple of seconds, then they disengage. So, in other words, they don't work -- they don't play
All 3 decks FF and RR fine.
I also have a Sony TC-K611, which has pretty much also gone. It plays a very slow speed, then slows down as it keeps playing. It also FFs and RRs slowly.
Are they toast? Thanks.
I can get decent used decks on Ebay for under $100, so I obviously wouldn't wanna spend that much fixing my current decks.