Post by sparkpikachu on Mar 5, 2021 16:36:56 GMT -7
I hope somebody reads this and is able to help me. I have a few tapes that my Teddy doesn't like. He seems to play the animation coding instead of the actual story on one side, while the other side plays normally. On one tape, the problem happens on both sides. To get it working, I need the tape deck open slightly and to have Teddy on his back. The tape plays normally in a regular tape player, with sound and coding in their proper channels. Most tapes play properly in Teddy. I don't think he's the problem. This issue is very strange. Could replacing the felt pad help?
Did you ever work out what was causing this? You said it plays fine in other players - are you sure the tracks aren't flipped and having Teddy on his back with the door open slightly isn't just compensating for this somehow? If you shift the balance on your other player completely to one side, does the good tape play the same track (audio or control) as the bad tape? What happens if you play one of the good tapes in Teddy while he's on his back with the door open slightly?
Is it possible that at some point a previous Teddy started eating the tape and the owner opened the cassette to fix it but put the reels in back-to-front or that they were even recorded on the wrong sides fresh out of the factory (the latter seems more likely if one of the tapes is correct on one side)?
Also, is there any noticeable physical difference between the tape casing in the good vs the bad?
Not sure what's happening, just blurting out some ideas
Post by sparkpikachu on May 10, 2021 10:23:02 GMT -7
I had somebody look more closely at that tape to help me figure out what the problem is. For your information, I can't see to do it myself. It turns out that the tape itself was crinkled, likely from the factory. I'm not sure if it can be fixed. I explained the problem and was sent a properly working replacement. Thanks for all those suggestions. They might be helpful if something like this happens again.
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