I'm a rank amateur at this so I hope this makes sense. I recently bought a TEAC X2000R tape deck in almost fresh out of the box condition, however there's a problem. (Isn't there always.) I load a tape on it press play and it plays for exactly 3 seconds and quits. It does this in both directions. I've pulled the cases/covers off to see if I could see anything but nothing seems out of order. My impression is that the left reel motor is allowing the tape tension idler to drop and when that happens the machine stops as it should. The fast forward in both directions works as it should. I would be very grateful for any assistance. Also, any recommendations as to some place I can go on the net to learn how to do repairs to the electronics? I've got about 20 TEACs along with some Sonys and Akai's in various states of repair and I would like to learn how to diagnose and repair the electronics. Any advice or assistance would be greatly appreciated.