I saw your message on Pechorin's Forum and am having a problem. My UVW1800 is getting error code 02-403. I assume this is a tape spooling error of some sort or maybe not. It happened when I pushed FF to search. Then it froze and gave me the error code. I turned the deck off and back on, pushed eject and waited for about 30 seconds and it made a weird low noise when trying to spool the tape back in the case and finally spit the tape out. Does my deck need cleaning or rollers or something? Your help would be greatly appreciated. You can call or email me. Thanks Again.