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Cassette tape spills when stopped in 'play' or 'fast forward'.

Akai GX-95 MkII Stereo Cassette Deck: Tape spills from the cassette when it is stopped while in Play or Fast Forward mode. Brake is not operating correctly. In Rewind mode there is no tape spill. Can you give guidance on adjusting the brakes? I am competent to do the work if I know the correct procedure. Alternatively , if a service manual is available for purchase that would be great.
Is it possible to obtain replacement brake-pads if they are needed?
Thank you, Eric Fahy

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  • ej_fahy Nov 14, 2008

    Thank you for the solution. Can I presume that the offered Gx-F95 Cassette Service Manual applies to my GX-95 MII Cassette Deck? If it does I would like to purchase a copy, please.

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