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CASSETTE TAPE WON'T STAY INSIDE ALPINE TDA-7547 HEAD UNIT ?

Everything works perfect on the unit, except when you push a cassette tape into it, it won't stay inside?, and just comes back out?, it supposed to click into place once its pushed into the tape slot opening, and it locks into place and is secured. i opened the head unit to look around inside, and my friend noticed that theres a cylinder thing on the left side, like a motor, and it turns a plastic gear, which meets another smaller plastic gear, which operates the mechanism that pulls the cassette tape into the player, and gets locked into place, he was turning the gear with his finger and watched and saw it pull the tape into it, so maybe that part or cylinder motor is bad and i need to get replacment ?, or maybe the gear is'nt turning good enough and freely ?

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If you are not worried about breaking any thing I have always used needle nose pliers, when the tape is lifted pull it out with the pliers, don't put the tape back in.

Posted on Feb 16, 2010

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