Hey! I just acquired a Mitsubishi HS-U80 and was doing some research when I saw your post. Do you still have a copy of the manual? I've got a repair shop that is fixing mine because it is eating tapes; the repair guy said Mitsubishi never gave him a manual for the U80 so I figured I'd look online. Also, he tells me that the "tension band brake" needs to be replaced; do you know, by chance, of any equivalent replacement parts or would I need to salvage from another unit?
Thanks for any information or help you can provide.