Teddy Ruxpin is a children's toy talking bear. The bear would move his mouth and eyes while 'reading' stories which were played on an audio tape cassette deck built into his back.

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The tape doesn't play. It starts and stops!

I have a Teddy Ruxpin from 1983. It has worked all these years but now, the tape won't turn. It starts, then stops completely. Is there a repair shop, to fix it? It's in excellent condition.

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This video address how to fix that issue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGXhaNY7...

This one is one the drive belt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgT5l6R_...

This one is one the playback spring: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgQ78PX4...

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first of all he is made in 1985 by worlds of wonder. which is the version that I'm guessing you have. the problem is either a warped drive belt, a loose battery or connection problem, or most commonly, a dented pinch roller. one of them that I have is a first gen with a metal player. and that one used to have a dented pinch roller. which was causing that start and stop thing. exept mine was doing it faster, causing a blipping sound. so all you have to do is to buy another replacement pinch roller and go from there. good luck!

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