Does it otherwise operate normally? Does it do it with all cassettes? Since the cassette shell on a Philips format Compact Cassette acts as the majority of the tape path (guides, rollers, etc), sometimes a cassette can be noisy…clicking, etc. obviously if it does it with all cassettes that’s another story.Hello I have a 488 MKII that was working just fine until suddenly this annoying light clicking sound began once cassette was inserted ... I think it is a capstan or capstan belt that went bad any idea where to buy replacement parts thanks to all ... HC.
It is also ALWAYS worthwhile to contact Tascam Parts by phone and ask if they have what you are looking for. Many times they have the part I need and it’s cheaper than other online vendors…always try there first.