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Hi there, I have a sharp vl-a111h, I opened it & put in cassette, when I closed it i caught it and the flip down part caught in it and it jammed, I opened the flip down part but it just whirrs now & won't open up cassette, its stuck in, the screen just says "eject cassette" but it won't, what can I do? Kind regards, Duncan McBain

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This is a typical Sharp weakness. The cassette mechanism is fragile. Replacing the mechanism neds some skills.

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If the set had been kept off without use for a long period of time it is possible that the mechanism would have jammed up or the drives would have lost the contacts, or a possible servo or loading drive fault.
Since the tape was chewed up as it was inserted on the tray, I think the take up spool, the reel winder , the capstan can be suspected areas.
You might have to open the tray and mechanism to confirm- this is a delicate mechanism and must be removed with a lot of care..

Posted on Jan 03, 2011

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