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Tape stuck in sony uvw-1800

First i had a 02-403 error & followed all instructions, but tape did not eject.

now I have 02-874 error code & "t-reel" does not do anything

a tape is still stuck in my deck

??? Help, please!

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    The tape is out, but the error message remains. The machine will not accept a tape. Is there a reset button?

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02-874 error code signifies a defective takeup reel. The reel is not winding the tape in, so the deck won't go through the eject procedure. Check the connection to the takeup reel motor; if that's OK, the motor itself may be bad. Rarely, the takeup reel motor assembly will need to be replaced; usually it's a connection problem.

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