Teac CD disc tray won’t open

Mr. SharpeMr. Sharpe Posts: 1,203
edited June 2018 in Troubleshooting
My father gave me an older teac RE-D200 cd recorder and the playback drawer won’t open. I can open the top and push the pickup down and it will open and it will close but I have to pull it back up so it will read the disc.

What could it be? Just old?
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,021
    edited June 2018
    Short answer: I know nothing about that deck, so I really don't know the answer...

    but...

    If the tray is driven by a belt -- the belt is probably stretched, stiff, or disintegrated.
    The ol' Yamaha decks, IME, are notorious for this. I fix 'em - Philistine that I am - with very small rubber bands left over from our kids' orthodontics days :p Not a permanent fix, but cheap (free) and easy. I can't imagine ordering one little belt from any supplier ;)

    38459252820_4cdb0c0964_b.jpgDSC_6284_zps0d973208 by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

    The old, stretched belt is still "installed" in situ on the pulleys (even if way too stretched to do its job) in the photo above; the soon-to-be installed rubber band is in the foreground :) I use a dental pick to worry the new "belt" into place, appropriately enough :|

    If it's 'direct drive' (so to speak) -- my guess would be that the gears for the tray and/or the laser's sled tracks need to be cleaned/lubricated. I'll defer to others to comment on best practices for such activity.

  • Mr. SharpeMr. Sharpe Posts: 1,203
    Sounds good sir. I couldn’t tell ya if it’s direct or belt drive but dad told me if I can get it repaired easily he wanted it back haha i did open this unit and took the transport apart to bare bones where it was still spinning and i couldn’t tell much about it but will have to look again. Hopefully some folks with the same unit or one similar will chime in
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    Parasound Halo P5 Preamplifier
    Ethereal ESO-1 DIY power conditioner
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    Polk Audio RTA-12c's

    5 channel
    Westinghouse 43" LED smart
    Marantz UD-7007 Blu-Ray player
    Klipsch RB-41 Front and surrounds
    Klipsch RC-10
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,021
    note that I used the term "direct drive" with extreme literary license :p
    If the tray doesn't use a belt, it's probably gear drive.
  • Mr. SharpeMr. Sharpe Posts: 1,203
    Eh direct/gear hahaha I know what you mean
    2 Channel
    Marantz UD-7007 Cd Player
    Parasound Halo P5 Preamplifier
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    5 channel
    Westinghouse 43" LED smart
    Marantz UD-7007 Blu-Ray player
    Klipsch RB-41 Front and surrounds
    Klipsch RC-10
    Polk audio PSW-505
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