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    Cassette won't go in?

    Hi All,

    So I managed to get ahold of the original Premium Dolby Cassette for my 93 SLC to continue to bring it back to orginal
    ...but even though everything works the cassette will not "suck in" to the player.

    Tried pushing and didn't work. Checked and there isn't anything in it. I disassembled a junk yard one that I had and I believe the function is mechanical and pulls it in.

    Without power, it sticks the same way.

    Any ideas or is it just dead?

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    Is it a Gamma IV unit? I have one and the load function broke as well. If you can get a spare, you could cannibalise it for parts or just get a working one.

    Unless you plan on using it to play cassettes or need to demo it at a show I wouldn't worry about. I use an MP3 adapter or a CD changer with it instead. It will be very difficult to find anywhere that repairs tape mechanisms at this stage and it will be difficult to source parts.
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    Not the gamma- but the OEM NA.

    From Google:
    premium_audio (1).jpg

    Unfortunately, I picked it up to play cassettes

    Is that normal for the Gamma and other older units?

    I'll just have to keep looking. Thanks for your suggestion!

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    Yeah, it's quite common - if you open it up you'll see that the load/eject mechanism is actually hellishly complicated - lots of little plastic levers, cogs and springs.

    They just seem to give up the ghost eventually due to old age.

    Best of luck with your search. Maybe there is a more recent unit that would still look OEM.
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