We use a Tascam 122 MkII for our cassette tape captures. Playback is OK as far as I can tell, but we have two issues: the plastic door cover is missing one of the 'screws' - not actually a screw, or a nail, but I'm not sure what to call it. A fastener??? Anyway - and seeking, in either direction, is extremely slow. If there is variance by tape, I have not noticed it. Over the past year I've captured at least fifty tapes with this machine.
I haven't been able to find any information on what could serve as a substitute fastener for the door, and don't know if the seeking issue is fixable, or how to.
I took videos of the issue and uploaded them to Youtube. Here's what happens on ejection (https://youtu.be/KVWxCBfTRqw), and here's an attempt to rewind a tape (https://youtu.be/LzJQy1yjyFE).
Thanks everyone for your time! Looking fwd, I hope, to some of the usual sage advice.