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Old May 16th, 2008, 01:51 PM   #1
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Help! Tape won't load all the time

Just started acting up.
When I insert a tape and close the carrier it won't always load.
If I tap on it, it sometimes goes....

In fact the carrier will not always pull in even without a tape....

Something known? Something fixable? Service center only?

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Old May 16th, 2008, 07:48 PM   #2
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Sounds like possible dirt on a contact that senses the tape carrier position.
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Old May 17th, 2008, 07:45 AM   #3
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Sounds like possible dirt on a contact that senses the tape carrier position.
Good thought....I can't see anything that looks like a contact or switch in there though....
Is it safe to use one of those compressed air cans on these things?
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Old May 19th, 2008, 12:00 AM   #4
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Time for the repairman.


The load transport has likely become baulky due to dried lube or gritty debris and either stalls the motor before it goes fully home and bends enough that the stop switch triggers or simply locks the motor which remains powered.

Neither is a good state and may do more expensive damage if you perservere with it.

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Old May 29th, 2008, 05:53 PM   #5
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Well....just handed her to the UPS man...off to Canon!
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