DCC300 stops playing analog tape


I was given a DCC300. Tray opens up, I insert analog tape. It starts playing side A, then stops immediately and switches over to side B. It then plays for a second or so and stop. I cannot wind or rewind. Most of the times when I take the tape out, there is a little bit of tape sticking out, as if it was drawn out but the other reel was not pulling it back in. I checked the belts and they seem ok. The round metal things at the bottom of the drive are turning when I press play. The head engages. What can I do to make it work, if anything?

Thank you



Welcome to the forum.

The cam gear is broken.

It can be repaired. The dccmuseum has new gears.


Indeed it is, just used your guide to take it apart. Gear is missing 2 teeth. I will be taking a look at the museum see if it makes sense to order a new one. Meantime, post offices in Europe will not send international as far as I can tell.

We are in Los Angeles. USPS postal still sends anywhere.
We can also send from the Netherlands. What is your location?

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Greece, I will send you an email now.