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Drawr problem with DAT deck

I have a 59ES Sony DAT tape deck.

The tape drawr frequently closes spontaneously when I am trying to remove or insert a tape. The problem appears unpredictably.

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Tape transport is similar to VCR. Problem may be sensors needing to be re-soldered. Sometimes this will remedy erratic function

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