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Typical Problem. RCA DRC8335 Disc - Tape Recorder Loaded tape but not the guide and capstan roller assembly. Searched the RCA internet and saw no one person wanting to repair this unit. Truthfully. Is this unit worth fixing? As a fellow tech (40 years) Please advise truthfully. A good friend of mine involved will pay for advise. Repaired - but never timed a carriage before. Thanks, Jim Ericson James_e_ericson@optonline.net

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