I obtained this as a DOA parts deck, but started working on it and ended up with a fully functioning unit. It works great and sounds great. It has countless new parts, including a full re-cap, most transistors, many diodes and fused resistors. Also has new belts and idlers in the reel assembly, so it runs very quiet.
The mechanism has been disassembled and fully serviced. It's been running for the last three years without issue. There are no known electrical problems.I replaced the cheap plastic feet with solid aluminum ones that give the deck an even higher quality look and feel. It is missing the door cover, but I made one from plexiglass and its doing its job of keeping the dust out. It attaches with sticky foam and velcro, so no holes were drilled. If you happen to find a door cover it will pop right on there after removing the sticky stuff. The deck also has the usual cosmetic issues (light scratches and scuffs) but no deep scratches or dents. The deck has some mileage and is priced accordingly. However, it still makes excellent recordings and should last many years with all the new parts and servicing. This was the flagship model from the early/mid 80s and is built to last. 100-volt power supply means a step-up/down transformer will be needed except in Japan. The item "Sony TC-K777ES 3-head dual capstan direct drive working great 100-volt" is in sale since Wednesday, December 9, 2020.
This item is in the category "Consumer Electronics\TV, Video & Home Audio\Home Audio\Home Audio Components\Cassette Tape Decks". The seller is "flysnapper" and is located in Mukilteo, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.