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Old June 18th, 2008, 09:29 PM   #1
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tape deck broken?

so i open up my tape deck... it beeps, comes up but the tape slide mechanism doesnt open... it just slides back down again like i put in an invisible tape. is it broken?
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Old June 19th, 2008, 04:13 AM   #2
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I had something similar once, with the camera on a tripod. I took it off the tripod, removed the base-plate and set it on a flat surface. Happily, it worked. My guess at an explanation is that the tripod base-plate was done up a bit too tight and caused the body to flex just a bit too much in a critical place, but I really don't know. I stopped thinking about it when the problem went away, and it hasn't recurred.
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Old June 19th, 2008, 07:16 AM   #3
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so i open up my tape deck... it beeps, comes up but the tape slide mechanism doesnt open... it just slides back down again like i put in an invisible tape. is it broken?
Did you make absolutely sure you fully opened the compartment door... like the hand strap is preventing it?
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Old June 19th, 2008, 09:43 AM   #4
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i did something stupid and opened up my camera and put it back together and now its fine. :)
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Old June 19th, 2008, 04:36 PM   #5
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How many screws did you have left over???? :)
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 09:31 AM   #6
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Three! haha
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