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Stephen Smith Posted on Dec 28, 2005
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Guide Rollers Won't Engage

I submitted the problem "Cassette loading process won't complete" and indicated that the cassette basket (not "carriage", sorry) won't drop. After working with it further I found out that this is only true when I push on the basket manually. When I actually insert a cassette, the basket DOES drop but the guide rollers don't engage. Ocassionally the roller, guide, or spindle on the swinging plastic arm to the right side of the basket catches the tape and pulls it out but not always. The VCR inevitably spits the cassette back out, pulling a bit of the tape out as it slides back over the stationary guide rollers. Throughout this process the cassette door (if that's the correct term for the entrance to the cassette basket) never closes. As before, there are no unusual sounds - whirring, clicking, or otherwise - associated with the problem. Thanks.

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Hi sorry cant help tou more then before it cant be solved in remote look for torn straps broken wheels look from where the noise is coming from it will give you a hint whats the problem DONT KNOW? take it to a technician good luck

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