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Old 24th May 2016, 11:35 pm   #1
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Colchester, Essex, UK.
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Default Sony SL-F30 not unloading

Hi chaps,

I have a Sony SL-F30 that was working perfectly until today. When I went to eject, the tape unthreaded, the cassette shell lifted, but then everything stopped dead. It sat in this state for a few seconds, and then the cassette dropped back down in the loaded position and the tape re-threaded.

Playback operation is completely normal, but it just won't eject properly. Is this going to be a repair that relies on unavailable parts? I do have another F30 with a failed Hall effect sensor, but I'd obviously prefer not to have to cannibalise that if possible (with a view to ending up with two working F30s).

Any advice greatly appreciated!
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