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I put in the cassette and press play but it plays with lines gong down then it stops and says c:31:22 how can i fix that?

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This can be caused by several problems including the transmission gear in the tape mechanism not engaging properly or a defective clutch in the take-up spool and can be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it’s not a user serviceable problem and will need to be repaired by a qualified service technician.
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