Top 20 Panasonic RR-930 Desktop Cassette Transcriber / Recorder Questions & Answers

The ancient tape is junk. Buy a new one. You might also try slamming the old tape against a wall or desk to loosen up the tape layers. Then FF and RW all the way.

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If it works fine otherwise, I wouldn't spend much time worrying about it.

You might want to clean the heads and the capstan.

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Just replace the fuse with an identical fuse .... and try to find out why it blew in the first place.

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Hello, This model needs a mono headset. You can get an adapter at Radio Shack for about $3. Item 274-368. You cam also purchase the correct headset, DH50 at

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Check that the pause switch is off. Otherwise, either the belt is broken or the motor is bab.

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There is a switch on under the tape deck that wears out or comes loose. This is something that needs service. We can fax it. 8663219780

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When you open the cassette door, there is a metal piece in the back that pushes the tape ajainst the head. If that is broken or bent, you can get low audio. Other possibilities are a dirty tape head or misaligned head.

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Most likely the belt is broken or has jumped off. This requires some major disassembly, but the belts can be purchased for about $2. If the belt is okay, then check motor leads, they often break off.

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Could be a number of issues. Worn belt, loose reel cap on rewind spindle or broken rewind activation switch. You will need to get it serviced as none of the solutions are easially repairable.

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If neither rewind nor backspace work, the common problem would be that the solenoid grease has dried up and the solenoid is not retracting all the way. However, the track that the mechanism moves in also wears out, as well as the plastic rocker that depresses the rewind button where it engages the metal slide.

If backspace works but not rewind from the pedal then the problem is the pedal.

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Could be a few problems. Sometimes the lube dries up on the solenoid so it is not engaging. Could have the rewind switch on the circuit board broken loose. possibly needs belts as well.

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This button is held down by a sping and catch. It is released by the stop/eject button. Most likely cause is dirt or dry grease in the mechanism, either keeping the stop button down or keeping the play button from being fully depressed. That part of the transcriber rarely fails mechanically.

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Start by cleaning the capstan roller. The rubber roller and small steel rod just above it, control the tape speed. Just a little lint, build up or animal hair wrapped around this can cause the speed to vary. Clean with alcohol and a Q-tip.

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If your talking about the record lever just above the tape deck, there is a black plastic retaining ring at the top of the shaft. Pull this off with a pair of pliers. The arm will then slip off the shaft. On reassembly, just push the retaining ring back on. It sits in a groove in the shaft.

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This is not an easy task on this model. First make sure you remove the power cord as you can easially receive a deadly shock. You have to remove 5 case screws, then the deck screws, then 2 pc board screws, 1 which is hidden in the slide control assembly. Remove the button assembly. You need to get the complete assembly out working around cables, and the solenoid lever. Then there is a screw on the bottom of the circuit board to the deck that needs to be removed. Now you can get to the belt. Replacing the belt on this model requires a high level of expertise and is not reccomended for the inexperienced technical person.

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This kind of problem occurs if capstan motor stops running for some reason or mechanism drive belt got broken.
You need to take apart unit for visual check and replace it.
Replacement parts are available at Panasonic Parts Store.
Hope these info will help you.
Let me know if you have additional question.

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Hello you can send your units to service to this place
Send an email to or call (800) 644-9525. Please indicate model, serial and detailed description of problem

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