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2. CASSETTE TAPES
Your tape player automatically detects the type of tape you are using,
without having to switch a tape selector in accordance with the type of
The following three different cassette tapes are usable:
(1) Normal tape
(2) Chrome tape
(3) Metal tape
The C-120 tapes (120 minutes' recording time for both sides) and
endless tapes are not recommended because their tapes are extremely
thin and can often be slack or twist, leading to unstable operation.
The C-90 (90 minutes) and C-60 (60 minutes) are most commonly
To prevent damage of the tape and unstable operation, always store the
cassette tapes in locations offering limited exposure to direct sunlight,
high temperature, and magnetic effects (speakers and TV receivers).
If the slack or protruding tape is used, it may cause a tape twist around
the pinch roller and capstan, or damage the tape. Before inserting the
tape into the cassette player unit, take up the slack by inserting a
pencil through the reel hub and turning it, as shown in the figure.
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