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Sony SLV-940HF VCR Problem: clicking noise when tape fully rewinds

On a Sony slv 940 upon rewind there is a some what noticible clicking noise when tape fully rewinds and stops, is this normal for this model. Everything else works fine. Tape does slows down when it is getting near the fully rewound position

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It is normal. Sony is trying to get your tapes last longer.

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