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Optura 20 worked fine yesterday. Now it repeats eject tape over &

Over again. Remove cassette with beeping, over and over again. I take it out and replace it, same thing. What did I do, and how do I fix it?''

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Try laying it on its side and giving it a firm tap.....thats what other people have been doing an it worked.....we will see......

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