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Clicking sound in tape deck

Problem with tape deck. When the unit is turned on, tape deck 2 makes a clicking noise (for about 5 seconds) like it is attempting to 'play' a tape (no tape is there). The whole roller mechanism engages and the door becomes stuck. When I wedge the door open, I can manually move the roller mechanism back down (allows the door to close). Unfortunately, the next time the unit is turned on, the same thing occurs. I don't even really want the tape deck functionality back (although that would be nice). I would just like the clicking sound to stop so I can play the radio and CDs. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Re: Clicking sound in tape deck

All Aiwas  are prone to this problem.  The doors are a real pain and easily give up the ghost.  I have 2, both probmatic in this direction.
I have spoken to others about this problem. Seems no easy fix.
Have you in your case, tried leaving and old tape in the tape part of your  unit . The noise you hear, usually starts when tape unit area doors are about to pack a wobbly. Unless under warrenty, proberly,
not worth getting fixed.    It seems something gets weak in the activation part and get a mind of its own.  Very common after about 3 yrs of ownership.  All the best: jamz

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What I did was get an older getto blaster  that plays tapes to play my tapes on. some of these units are around and in good order, dirt cheap. And most electronic equipment problems cost at least $35  just to have a quick look at your unit.. cost of repair on top?  I brought my 1st one new @ well over a grond. 3 yrs later, 2ns one, exactly the same $15.00 in a charity shop. The  laser unit was dusty. All go in half an hr. Perhaps if it is an older model , look for another mate to it,   It all comes down to costs.
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