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Tape stop the tape and it ejectson its own not letting go of the tape,some times you have to cut it loose but always wrinkles the tape,and then the power shuts off after a couple of seconds or so.tried sevral new cassets,not the problem.I think it is a modle defect because ive had 4 of them with the same problem,took 2 back to store but stuck with 2 of them now sence you cant get them at the store any more.ALL 4 units had/have the same trouble.....tired of messing my security tapes.....thanks

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  • ericmol2 May 19, 2008

    why would 4 units do this when fairly new?

  • ericmol2 May 19, 2008

    they came from 3 different walmarts 1 in NE-Ga 1 in central Ga and 2 in south Ga where i live..at they play fine untill you hit stop..I you keep working with the thing over a short period of time it will even get worse.to the point when you slide a tape in it will show eject on the screen(eat the tape sometimes)and then power off..you have to turn it on ade eject the tape quic(or it will power off)and then you have just a tv to watch.They were bought pretty close together when the new style tv`s were taking over and these were getting scarce in the store,i even tried to buy a display set one time but couldnt.

  • ericmol2 May 30, 2008

    have you found out anything?

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This is a simple fix for any shop that has done these before. You need new belts/idlers and a ngeneral cleaning and alignment. Figure on $75 or so for each for parts and labor.
Dan

Posted on May 19, 2008

  • ABRsvcs May 19, 2008

    If these are brand new, this should not be happening. I misunderstood your statements. The problem is that the takeup side is failing. This causes the tape to accumulate inside and get caught when the cassette ejects. If the transport is the one I think that it is, there is a small rubber bumper that controls the position of a sliding cam assembly. These could be defective. If you have received a number of these from the same place, it may be a bad run. I'll look up that model and try to get you more details.

    Dan

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