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Tape came out of unit. Can it be put back in and still rewind itself?

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Yes, but it is a royal pain. The tape has a slot (some are "T" shape and some are tear-drop) in the end, and this fits on to a tension coil inside the unit. What you have to do is re-coil the spring and reattach the tape to it... that is assuming that the tape did not come out because it broke at the slot. There is no way to find out haw many times the spring must be wound, so it is all trial and error.

personally - I suggest waiting untill they go on sale and picking up a new one. I know that's not the answer you want, but it may be a lot easier.

Good luck.

Posted on Mar 24, 2011

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