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Problem tape in the receptacle

Every time I put the casette tape in and shut the receptacle, it immediately beeps and reopens the slot. It will however close and retract if there is no tape in the receptacle

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Re: Problem tape in the receptacle

I found other entry in this forum about the same problem. Could not believe the solution, but worked for me and other 30+ folks...
A couple of gentle slaps on the side (not the one of the screen), made it work again...
I had nothing to loose since it was out of warranty, so I tried and worked on mine as well...
Good luck

Posted on Jan 27, 2008

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