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The record mode does not function on the right side.It does play on both sides!

The right hand side ie.,the record mode does not function but it does play properly. Also when a already recorded tape is placed on the left side and a blank tape placed in the right side as soon as
record button is pressed the source tape drive shuts off!

Please help!
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Place the speed on X1 mode to make sure it is off the B mode and it should record.

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I assume you are refering to a cassette deck. Check to see if record protection tab on cassette is intact, if not you won't be able to record on that side of tape. You can use a strip of clean tape over the slot if tab is missing

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