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Will not play !

When I insert a tape and push PLAY, it tries to play for a few seconds and then displays STOP !  Push FF and it does the same thing !  I removed the top, but can't see anything broken !  I tried to play a tape while the top was off and got the same results !  Any suggestions other than trash it !  Don

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Re: Will not play !

Does it do this with other tapes if it does then the problem is the belt on the motor that plays the tape you can buy these belts and they are easy to replace any good electrical repair store will get one in for you but their is no other way round this shouldnt cost more than a couple of quid thats if you want to replace it but this should solve the problem hope this is some help

Posted on Oct 30, 2007

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