Thanks for the tip about the door window! I was afraid to apply too much pressure lest something break. Ended up popping right off by steadily pushing/pulling on the window.
Unfortch using Eye-Tees and alcohol doesn't seem to have helped one way or the other. Not much gunk was visible on the sticks after cleaning. There is a constant whine or hiss coming from around the take-up and supply pulleys, especially the former. Would trying to use something like DeOxit be of any use? Sometimes FFing and then REWing a tape results in the REW moving along faster - I wonder if this provides a clue...
November 13 2017 3:58 PM, "Marie O'Connell" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> It is only the front part of the door, not the whole door, and that part
> should just lift off without much effort as there are no screws holding it
> Q-stick and isopropyl alcohol to gently clean the heads and rollers inside,
> fiddley to do but essential to keep the path clean.
> On Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 9:14 AM, Eli Bildirici <
> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> How did you remove the door? I'm not sure how to deal with the remaining
>> We have not attempted any kind of cleaning. I'm not sure what the proper
>> procedure is, particularly for the rollers.
>> November 13 2017 1:57 PM, "Marie O'Connell" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> We have been in the practise of removing that front part of the door so
>> can get at the cassette if it stops in the machine.
>> I know this is probably a silly question for rewind, what you call
>> but have you cleaned the heads and rollers?
>> On Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 5:55 AM, Eli Bildirici <
>> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Hey all,
>> We use a Tascam 122 MkII for our cassette tape captures. Playback is OK
>> 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
>> 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
>> 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
>> to rewind a tape (https://youtu.be/LzJQy1yjyFE).
>> Thanks everyone for your time! Looking fwd, I hope, to some of the usual
>> sage advice.
>> Eli Bildirici
>> Eli Bildirici
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