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SONY TC-WR550z dual tape deck eats tape and doors won't open I hadn't used this unit in 5 year (it's 13 or 14 years old), and before it worked fine. I went to use it again last month (MJ "Thriller" tape!) and the door jammed, not allowing me to get it out. Impatient, I forced the door open, probably breaking something. The tape wasn't terribly unfurled though. Brilliantly, I put the tape in the second bay, where it now sits, stuck, with the door shut. R.I.P. Michael Jackson tape. From what I'm reading I'm guessing it is old, slack belts, which I see could be a $20 or $30 fix. I likely don't want to invest that in this. How much should I charge/should I expect to get if I were to sell this on Craigslist? Or is it a donation at this point? Appreciate the help! Josh

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I don't know anything about the "eats tapes". You can take out your tape fairly easily thought. All you need to do is
unscrew screws on the left and right side of unit
remove the cover
use a flat head screw driver to gently push down on a white lever on the side of the drive mechanism while pushing the eject button

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