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  • OT: Tape stuck in a UVW-1800…Emergency eject procedure?

    Posted by Tom Matthies on June 13, 2005 at 1:45 pm

    Off topic here.
    I have a buddy across town that called me this morning. He has a tape stuck in his Sony UVW-1800 deck. I have the service manual for my deck at home so I can’t look up the procedure for manually ejecting a tape. Anyone got their manual handy and could look this up for me?
    Thanks a lot.
    …sure is Monday…sigh

    Tom Matthies replied 18 years, 11 months ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Dom Silverio

    June 13, 2005 at 1:48 pm

    First, pop the top and check the tape is not stuck or ripped or whatever. Don’t touch anything.

    Press and hold Left arrow key [might be right, I can’t remember] while pressing the Menu button.

    The Service Menu will show up. You should be able to do it yourself from there. When it unthreads, just before ejecting, make sure again the tape is clear and ready for ejecting.


  • Tom Matthies

    June 13, 2005 at 2:05 pm

    Thanks for the quick response.
    It’s the left arrow key, by the way. It’s one of those things that I remembered as soon as I saw your post. Haven’t had to do the procedure for a year or two, so I coundn’t remember the exact sequence.
    Thanks again. I’ll relay the info.

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