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Tape deck won't open

I placed a tape in a deck that I haven't used in a long time. It wants to auto rewind and I noted other post on "tape deck inoperable" but I can't eject the tape to get the tape out. Any ideas?

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Re: tape deck won't open

Try turning the flywheel in the direction of rotation and see if the cassete door sudenly opens easy. Norm K.

Posted on Oct 15, 2008

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Re: tape deck won't open

If this is a deck where the tape slides in horizontally, like most car stereo tape players, you may have a broken or slipping belt. The fact that you "haven't used it in a long time" suggests a worn-out belt.

In my car stereo, the belt slips when it's cold and won't play or eject the tape. After a few minutes, the unit "warms up" and the belt starts turning. Then everything is fine.

I think we both need to replace our belts.

Posted on Mar 15, 2008

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