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Won't record, when i look tape is not turning or playing or moving forward

Hi, here's the thing...

- the batteries are new - correctly put in
- the first time i pushed record - i recorded "hello hello testing" and the counter moved
- red indicator light is on

BUT:
- when i tried to play - that is, i pushed the rewind - the tape moved a bit, but it looked stuck and wouldn't turn

SO HERE'S WHAT I DID:
i played with the unit a bit - that is, i pushed several buttons, turned the tape the other way and tried to fast forward so it would play but nothing

- i tried rewinding and fast forward while tape is playing (is this bad?)
- i tried rewinding and fast forward while it is recording (is this bad?)
^ and still nothing happened.

not moving forward, or backward or playing, or recording, now even the counter is not moving at all but the red light is still on, and just a hissing sound is coming out from the recorder which couldnt be from the tape as it is not moving.

*the black thingies that is supposed to play the tape is not turning.

i tried to clean the head per the manual, but that didnt work either.

help please. any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

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SOURCE: rewinding to listen to recording

You should use the computer with Digital Voice Editor software to have more options when trabscribing. You could then use the transcribing keys to playback your recordings and regulate the velocity of the playback.
Download Digital Voice Editor Version 3.1.03 for Windows Vista/XP/2000.
64 bit version operating systems are not supported, though

Posted on Jul 28, 2009

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Posted on Jan 07, 2010

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SOURCE: does not play. will rewind & fast forward

Its most likely the cam gear. Any sony dealer can replace the gear.

Posted on May 15, 2010

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SOURCE: bm 890 tape wont move in record or listen mode. will do fast rewind and forward

Probably just needs a new belt.

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