Why won't my cassettes play sound in my am/fm dual cassette boombox
I have a Vintage Sony brand AM/FM stereo dual cassette boom box with antenna. The Radio works great. Both cassette players move in accordance to the button pushed. But I am not getting any sound when I try to play cassettes in either side. They worked fine last time I used it to record a song off the radio like 6 months ago. I've always just used the AC power cord but the unit does take 6 D batteries. I personally have never even used the battery only feature but I could buy some if you think that might make a difference. I fooled around looking for a switch or button or anything on the device that might be preventing the sound when playing cassettes. Otherwise the Radio plays fine. I got the manual online too but it offers no help with my problem and my issue isn't in the troubleshooting page.
Sony CFS-W338 Stereo Boombox with dual cassette decks and RADIO. Remember the radio works fine and can be heard thru the built in speakers fine. The deck has 2 heads and the cassettes move FWD, REV, and PAUSE. Wearing headphones makes no difference either. If the unit were a bit more sophisticated and had VU meters bobbing to and fro that would help give a positive clue that the units decks are not dead... I'm no expert, but it seems logical. I hope I've given enough info to help the diagnosis.
You asked for the model number. Here it is a Sony CFS-W338 Stereo Boombox 2 head recording deck. Remember the radio works fine thru the built in speakers. Both he cassettes respond to the buttons pushed (FAST FWD, PLAY, Pause etc) they just put out no sound. VU meters would have been nice. Headphones make no difference either in the sound for the decks, but the radio they do fine. I hope that helps some. Yes I've cleaned the heads. as I said last time I played with it the decks worked fine making the right sound when played.