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MX5050BII Tape Tension Adjustment?
Old 10th November 2009
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MX5050BII Tape Tension Adjustment?

I've got an MX5050BII and I can't get it to play, fast forward, or rewind properly. Everything works, but the tension on the supply reel seems to be too strong. If I help to turn the supply reel with my finger it will play fine. Also, if I go into Fast Forward or Rewind without tape threaded and with the tape lifters lifted, the motors have no problems spinning a full 10" reel of tape up to speed.

Is there a way to adjust the supply reel tension?

And while I'm at it, is a service manual available anywhere for this machine?
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