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Audio tape cassettes,old pre-recorded and home recorded play too slowly and drag. All brands. Tape deck plays new tapes fine.

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A good cleaning to the rollers and tape head with a qtip and a small amount of rubbing alcohol should do the trick

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i'm assuming it's a double,right only one of the decks records so put the blank tape into it make sure the tabs on the top of the tape haven't been broke or you'll need to cover the holes with the labels you get with the tape.
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Is the erasure prevention tab missing from a commercial or previously recorded cassette? It would leave a little (about 1/8" square) hole in the spine edge of the cassette shell. That tab is there to prevent accidental erasure by allowing a small sensor lever to drop in and mechanically disable the recording mechanism. Compare a commercial cassette with a brand new blank one. You can place a piece of adhesive tape on the casette to allow recording, but take care to NOT cover more than the first 1/8" of the opening if it is larger as the recorder also senses tape type by the length of the hole molded into the cassette.
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Actually the tape player itself is likely to be causing the problem. Cleaning the pinch roller and tape heads with a qtip and a small amount of rubbing alcohol should do the trick

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This site is useless. It tells you nothing.
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