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Tapes no longer reading after head cleaner tape used

Just as the title says, im not too sure on the more advanced things though :(

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Sounds like your cleaning tape deposited too much cleaning solution on the tape head. I would purchase another tape cleaner and run it though the machine WITHOUT any liquid cleaner on it.

Try your tape then.

If you still can't get it work, then your cleaner prob damaged the head. You will need to send it in for service.

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