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Sony Beta sp deck 1800 wont take larger tape down

Shows error message 21-1C1. Will take the smaller tapes fine. Is the a setting or a reset for this tape size?

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Most likely problem when a Beta SP deck won't take the large tapes is a bad cable in the cassette housing. Replacement isn't too difficult, and the cable only costs about $20.00.

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