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Sony DVD/vcr combo stops

The unit stops playing after 3 seconds then display says stop,if I rewind it also starts then stops,same with fast forward,the unit does not turn off.

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This is an indication that the tape sensors may be dirty or going bad. It could also be due to tape tension (the lack of). Do you have the service documents for this device?

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