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Jamed tape I couldn't get the tape outside because it was jammed.finally I took out the tape but the deck is steel not working. When you connect it to the power, the power light is green for few secconds and then turn back red

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  • Anonymous May 19, 2008

    I placed a full size tape in - not a mini - and it didn't get stuck. The power shut off and when I unplug it, it powers up for a few seconds but not long enough for me to eject the tape before it shuts off again.



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This happens often in my business. Sony DSR is the most delicate cassette compartment out there. It also sounds like the unit is in auto off mode(electronic proublems as well). Please for your sake take this unit to Sony or some one qualified to repair this. You should expect replacement of the compartment and what ever damage occured while removing the tape. Parts for these decks are not cheap, If you had taken it to a service person with the tape stuck inside the monitary damage would far less. The one good thing is this is a consumer unit, if it where a DSR 1500 two models up it would pro and they share parts price for repair x3 across the board.

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