Question about Sony Betacam SP Small Videocassette 30 Minutes Digital Betacam SP Tape

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I have a Sony UVW 1800 Beta SP deck. This morning, after completing a dub, I rewound the tape. The machine made a sound, the tape stopped and became stuck in the machine. I received an error code 02-803. I removed the top and removed the tape - however the machine still gives the error message and is not working. Can you help?

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Check your tape deck unit throughly check for any physical damage of REWIND/FORWARD Gears.and FLY Wheel.
and dis locateion of some lever positions.
defnitly you get solved

Posted on Nov 13, 2008

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