I have an ancient Sony D7 DAT recorder/player. I last used this maybe 10 years ago and have a score of old tapes recorded.
When I put away the tape player, it was clean and operated perfectly. Today I broke it out, plugged in a headphone, powered it up and inserted a tape, pushed play..it read 'load' and then did nothing at all. I also cannot rewind or fast forward the tapes or run a cleaning tape in the unit.
Does anyone remember anything about these things? The owners manual does not say zip about this problem.
In short, it loads fine but does not play at all.