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Cannot get cassette doors to eject

Sony cassette deck doors won't eject what do i do?

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  • addiegrundy May 29, 2009

    How do you get the doors open without forcing them open and possible breaking them?

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The motor that drives the mechanism is jammed or burnt out.if you remove the cover and turn the big metal weights driven by the motor,the unit will dock the assembly and the door should open.
it thinks it is playing a tape and that is why the eject doesnt work

Posted on May 26, 2009

  • kirtec auto Jun 16, 2009

    you have to take the back off of the unit. when you open it up,you will see two drive belts that drive the mechanism.pull carefully til the mechaism docks and clicks.then the eject will work

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    kelso9042 Feb 02, 2013

    thank you! this worked perfectly

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