After pushing the Power botton to On, Pushing Forward does start a low motor hum and the tension posts activate, both near the reels and near the read heads, but nothing goes forward. Other buttons are frozen except Stop, which releases the tension - duh.
Do I need to push a combination of buttons simultaneously, similar to some complex fraternal order handshake? Tried several permutations, but no response. Output jacks and input jacks are on the side of the unit as well as mic inputs near the record buttons.
The cowling/protective cover of the read head area is missing, but there seems to be nothing else missing.
I have a lot of old tapes with long deceased family members talking and I'd like to be able remaster them onto to a CD so the current generation as well as oldsters can enjoy.
Hope you can smile at my newbie-ness and offer a solution. Van