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Tape won't play, FF, or eject.

I inserted a tape that would not play or FF or rewind.
I ejected it just fine.
I tried a 2nd tape tape and mechanism worked fine (played, FF, REWIND).
I inserted the first tape again, and the tape player won't do anything.
It will not eject, or move the tape at all.
I have powered off, and back on.
I have unplugged the unit and plugged it back in.
I get no mechanical movement.
Is there not a trip button to assist a stuck tape?

Dale Mayo

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  • Dale Mayo Jun 22, 2009

    The door opens, I can see the tape. It is held firmly in place.

    I should be able to open the unit and check out the flywheel.



    Dale

  • Dale Mayo Aug 29, 2009

    I found a CLEAR button on the back of the unit.
    It appears to do something but, does not correct the problem. The Hi8 button changes mode. The power does cycle on and off. I checked the suggested cure to manually spin the flywheel.
    That didn't work. It freely spins and doesn't do anything to the tape.
    I have looked a little on line for a Service manual, but, am not ready to pay for a manual.There must be some way to manually rewind the tape to disengage it from the wheels and pull-out arms.

    Anyone have any more suggestions.

    Dale Mayo

  • Dale Mayo Dec 10, 2009

    It has been awhile since original post. I see no new suggestions.

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Sorry to say that none.no trip button for that.i assumed that the magnetic strip of the tape is already wind up inside.you'll need to open the unit up and gently rotate the flywheel of the tape player until you can open the door of the tape compartment.no need to force or it will just break.

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