It seems to be a big problem that JVC makes money out of when all the trouble is THE CAPSTAN HAS FELL TO BITS they are onle held together with magnets.
We have fixed 9 out of 10 with no problem.
They are a good investment if you want to make a quick buck and I bye any amount of them at the right price it`s worth a chance to have a go at it.
We find that with a little time involved and a strip down it is possible to fix them in an evening at a cost of about £55 for the time plus post.
Hope that helps you.