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In both tape decks music only plays in one channel. How can I fix this?

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This can be due to one of the following reasons.:

1.The head can be dirty, use a head cleaner to wipe off dirt from the head.
2. The connections to the head could have come off. check on the head connection.
3. The head can be faulty.
4. The preamp or the power amplifier of one channel can be faulty. you need to use a signal check to find and confirm.

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1..Does the tape that you recorded on your deck sound OK on your deck ?
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If 1 and 2 are true, then your deck is OK.

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