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Old 10-02-2017, 08:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Chip Chester View Post

Also, don't overlook a tensioning issue. If the tape path loses tension, the next thing I would have the deck do, if I were the designer, would be to have it eject because that would protect the tape the quickest -- get it unlaced, away from the spinning head (which would eat an un-tensioned tape) and back safely in the cassette.

I've seen enough dead take up troubles to want the deck to try to pull the tape back into the cassette and stop there. If the take up did not work and the mech tried and failed to pull the tape in it is better to give the user a chance to put the deck into un-threaded rewind or fastforward (if either works) to ensure the tape is back in it's shell and won't get crinkled by hanging out of the cassette on eject...
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