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Opening the tape compartment

When I try to open the tape compartment to change or put in a tape (with or without the power on), it makes all the right sounds, but the compartment doesn't move, let alone open. Any ideas? When I insert a tape and try to close the compartment there is a grinding noise and then I get an error message which prevents operation of the unit. PLEASE HELP ME.

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Something may be jammed in one of the hinges of the compartment door.

Posted on Jun 26, 2008

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