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Sony PC101 will not eccept a tape

Hi I have a Sony PC101, while there is no tape it will open and close as it should, but when i try to put a tape in i can close the drop down draw but it will then not accept the tape and retract. I have used the reset but i fell this is only for software Can any one help. Many Thankx

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It might be the dew sensor, try blowing it shortly with hot air using hair dryer, if still the same, entire mechadeck should be replaced. thanks

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