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Tape cassette deck - tape speed too fast in reverse mode only

On one of the decks the tape speed in reverse mode from right spool to left is very fast - maybe 4 or 5 times normal speed. This is both in playback and recording modes

In all other respects the machine is fine.

Any ideas please?

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Re: Tape cassette deck - tape speed too fast in reverse...

Cam gear not engaged..either broken guide wall or a lever has popped out of it's guide. likely a fatal problem economically.

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Re: Tape cassette deck - tape speed too fast in reverse...

Be sure the pinch roller behind the capstan is moving into place like it should. Otherwise, the take-up drive will pull the tape through faster than it should.

Posted on Mar 21, 2008

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