This is the one that is based on a Teac X-3. Here is the problem. The tape lifters won't retract when playing a tape. I can do it manually by sticking my finger under the head cover and pushing it. What's really interesting is if I remove the top cover plate from the machine it works fine. The top cover because of the way it is molded interferes with the tape lifter assembly. How dumb is that? I'd think all TR-3000 machines will have the same problem. Anyone have one that can check this?