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Re: Casset cover door will not open when pressed
You probably have one of two problems. Either the tape has been eaten by wrapping it around the capstan or else the head has not retracted to let the door open. If the tape will still play, then it is not the first problem. If the tape will not play, then it could be either problem. If it is the latter problem (head not retracted) then you may have a bad belt (broken or slipping). The tape wrapped around the capstan problem may be caused by a belt or tire being bad but a different belt or tire than the head not retracting problem. This may seem confusing to you but that is just the nature of the thing. In short, I'd bet you have a bad belt or tire that needs replacing. I hope this helps. Good luck.
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It sounds as if the drive belt or wheel that controls the carriage has perished and failed. There is normally a micro switch on the side or rear of the tray, that senses the presents of a casset. If it is closed with stikky tape or clay you may be able to simulate a casset in the machine and with manual force help the casset to open or close. alternatively a small lamp in the centre of the tray senses the tape. then you have to cover the lamp or two sensors on left and right side of the tray, to prevent detection of the broken or missing tape.
It could be a bad interconnecting cable OR the fact that the connector inside the unit has broken solder joints. That is why these types of units that I have worked on often have many problem in that the wave soldering used in manufacturing is not made for a lot of abuse or thermal cycling. The problem can be solder by getting into the unit and applying the correct amount of solder onto the connector using good old Kester 44 not the cheap other stuff.
if its a radio shack radio, it means E13 means "Tape Communication Error". It is caused by the microprocessor reading speed pulses from the tape deck either too fast, most other makes mean about the same thing, normally a stuck tape will cause this code to show up, either that or the drive gear that loads and unloads the tape is broken, cracked, or jammed
I got the solution from your net only.Thanks it is wotking presently.you have to do simply take out the cassete and keepp the cassete door open.And then take both the battery out i,e one main battery and another small battery and leave camera in this psoition for two hrs and tehn place back battery in its position and then load cassete .It will work.I have tested it.Thanks a lot.
This is a tape transport problem and is expensive to fix. Unless you know a cheap tech, it's time for a new one. Be patient loading and unloading tapes. This is usually what causes this problem. The Yellow warning sticker is REALLY important. Another important item is to always use the same brand of tape because switching tapes causes a gummy build-up the makes tapes get caught in the machine. Videoteacher