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Old 15th May 2021, 11:08 am   #1
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Default Sony C20 Betamax Unlace issue

Hello everyone,

I have a lovely Sony C20 that has an intermittent fault. All functions are fine except on-occasion, unlace is leaving tape loose in the machine. This only seems to happen if PLAY/FWD is in use before the eject button is pressed. It is also much more frequent a problem when the machine is warm/has been playing tapes for 15mins+

Interestingly if I get the idler to be on the supply spool when eject is pressed, the problem doesn't occur.

I have oiled the lacing ring AND the supply/take-up spools plus checked the idler - seems to flip about with ease.

Any ideas? I've seen this on the Sanyos but not on the Sonys.

Thanks in advance

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