Procedure to ejecting the tape manually in an emergency
If the cassette tape fails to be ejected even when the EJECT button is pressed, it can be ejected as follows.
Follow the steps below after making absolutely sure that the unit's power has been turned off.
Remove the top panel.
Use a Phillips-head screwdriver to push in the red plastic
gear (A) and turn it counterclockwise while keeping it
pushed in. The mechanism that winds up the tape is
activated by this, and it makes a latching sound. Ignore
the sound, and turn the gear through about 10
Turning the gear more than necessary will strain the
cassette, possibly resulting in tape damage.
Check that the posts have unloaded the tape and that the
tape is completely housed inside the cassette.
Once the tape has been completely returned inside the
cassette case, use the Phillips-head screwdriver to push
in the red plastic gear (B) in front of the front loading
motor's worm gear and, while keeping it pushed in, turn it
clockwise to eject the cassette.
When closing the cassette cover, take care not to catch