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When put in a new tape it sound like something is off track what do i need to do to get working?

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Perrhaps the pinch roller is chewing up the tape and is guiding it down.Look for possible dirt on the drum. the tracks or the roller. Also check for free movement of the idle rollers and action of the take up spool. Make sure that the tape is of good quality.

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