Vic datasette still dead in the water.

I’ve replaced everything regarding the cassette portion of the vic. Caps, resistors, zeners, transistors.  Still can’t get it to spin the reels.  Says “Press play on tape”, and then I do, and it says it’s searching.  Forever.  No movement.  I tested continuity all the way back as far as I could, and it’s fine.  I don’t get it.  Doesn’t show any power being delivered to the motor when I test voltage.  Changed 6522 as well, and still no go.