Operator Control of Errors in Tape Recorders
Original Publication Date: 1982-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-10
To recover from errors, many tape recorders have close operator interaction. It is desirable to employ controls which are readily available to the operator and which have limited system significance, particularly when the tape recorder is used in connection with a data word, or text processor. In a cassette recorder, an unload or eject switch which actuates removal of the tape and tape cassette from the tape deck is readily available to the operator. In accordance with this article, such unload or eject switch is a primary operator tool for controlling and clearing error conditions from the tape recorder. A tape recorder has a tape deck which includes the tape transport mechanism and a cassette receiver, shown in the figure as the cassette.