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Broken cassette deck

My dual cassette deck is broken. One deck would not open and I had to force it open. (luckily, did not break it). I have kept both decks open since then. Now whenever I turn on the unit and use anything else, like the cd chamber, it makes a noise like the cassette is trying to realign itself. Ca-chunk, ca-chunk ca-chunk, etc. Is this worth fixing and does anybody work on stereo equipment anymore?

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  • dashap54 Mar 30, 2008

    What a ****

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Just buy a new 1 you gipo

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