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RCA cassette recorder/player keeps shutting off. argggg

New cassette recorder/player shuts off (with used/new cassettes). tried several cassettes thinking the ribbon too tight. not so. any advice on this jurassic device??? thanx

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There is a sping ativation at the back of the drive weel, when the cassette reaches the end it tightends and clicks the cassette off, i have corrected this by opening the cassette door, holding the drive weel with your fingers tight and pressing play button and hold the button down, you should then hear a clicking sound, do this for around 10 secconds, this may correct the problem as sometime the auto stop spring can be a little tight

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Fast forward, reverse the cassette and fast forward again. if the tape is too tight the current sensor will always trip out the motor.

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