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My Sony dual tape deck does not record in stereo anymore.

My tape deck does not record in stereo anymore, just on the left channel. After I mix audio recordings I like to put samples on cassette to see how the music will sound on other systems, but now my transfers only come out on one channel. I bought it at best buy a couple of years ago and is there anywhere I might be able to take it to to get fixed or could you help me solve the problem? 

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Oxide deposits on heads can restrict audio transfer to tape. You may need to do a deep cleaning of record head. Depending on how much deposits are on heads may need no more than alchohol and Q-tip. Be sure to clean erase head and drive roller. Afterwards, try recording, then use headphones in jack on recorder to check for recording on both channels. If this works, problem is not in rest of equipment set up. If you still need help, email me

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