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Play back has black line through it.

Have tried cleaning cassette. It records with sound now but with black lines runnning through it.

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Re: Play back has black line through it.

Cleaning may still be the problem. Try running the cleaning tape until it automatically stops (about 20 seconds). You may do 3 passes before giving up. If you still have a problem, you are going to need a servicer. Make sure you have a known good tape to test playback as the error is in any recent recording after the problem occured. Same heads for both functions. Good luck, magic seadog

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