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My business uses a Sony microcassette transcriber M-2000. After listening to a tape for a few seconds, the volume decreases to the point where it is inaudible. The only way to restore the volume is to step off of the foot pedal and then push on the pedal again to resume transcription. With lengthy transcriptions, I am constantly stepping on and off of the pedal. We have bought two new units, new foot pedals, new earphones, and new tapes and we still have this problem. We are ready to buy another brand if this cannot be resolved but would like to continue with the set we have now. Can you please give us any insights as to why we might be having this problem? Thank you.

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Hello on the right side of unit is a switch for transcribe make sure is on the on position you are going to see on Deck A only lines on display, put your tape on Deck B is the only side that transcribes if the pedal does not respond you probably have a broken pedal here is one in a great price
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