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Malfunctioning tape recorder or bad tape?

Hi -- very low tech problem here. I am a journalist and tape-recorded an interview. When I flipped the mini-cassette tape over, I noticed the tape was gone -- it had come off and was completely on the other side. The tape was a Maxell. Do you think my tape recorder is defective, or was it a bad tape? I had no problems with subsequent tapes, then it happened again about a week later. The tape recorder is a Memorex MB2186A.

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  • karenr Mar 31, 2008

    The tapes are brand new. The 2 defective ones are from the same batch of 9.

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How old are the tapes? Unless the tape recorder doesn't shut off when it gets to the end of the tape, then I think the tape recorder is fine and it is probably just the tape.
Hope this helps.
Good luck.
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  • Mac Gyver Apr 01, 2008

    I would try a different brand and see how they work. TDK brand tapes are pretty good.

    Maybe try buying 1 to test it out and see if it works any better.

    Good luck.

    Hope this helps.

    Mac =)

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