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Cassette ejection mechanism not working

After struggling with the tape playing and then ejecting, the last time I inserted the tape, it REFUSED to come out and the "ejc" button stayed depressed.

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Pull the player and have it repaired, sounds like the belt is no good for the tape drive loading mechanism.

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