No, DeOxit is useful for removing oxides from electrical contacts, not
for cleaning mechanical parts. You should keep it (and other oily
substances) away from the transport mechanism, except for lubrication as
prescribed by the manufacturer.
What you're hearing sounds like a slipping belt; you probably need to
replace all belts in the unit. It may be a bearing that need
lubrication, but DeOxit isn't the stuff to use.
If you can, get a service manual for your unit. I believe they're out
there on the net.
On 11/13/2017 4:38 PM, Tim Gillett wrote:
> The weak drive is probably caused by the rubber idler tyre(s) going hard
> with age and losing their grip. A technician can clean the tyre and even
> roughen up its surface with abrasive to try and get a bit more useful
> life out of it, but the real solution is normally replacing the tyre(s).
> I dont have a MarkII in my workshop at present but from memory the idler
> tyre(s) are different from the later MkIII model . I remember replacing
> the tyres on two MkII's at the start of a big digitising project in 2010.
> As Marie said, the clear door and frame should be able to be removed
> upwards. Again it's a different design to the MkIII model but I think
> you should be able to remove upwards the frame on which the clear
> plastic window is (now half) attached. Then you should be able to
> replace the missing screw and nut with an ordinary metal thread type.
> The fancy nut with the two small holes is just for appearance sake. I
> prefer to keep doors normally on machines to prevent dirt and dust
> entering the mechanism.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Marie O'Connell" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 4:56 AM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Tascam 122 MkII door and seek issues
>> 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
>> 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?
>>> > Cheers,
>>> > Marie
>>> > 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
>>> >> sure what to call it. A fastener??? Anyway - and seeking, in either
>>> >> direction, is extremely slow. If there is variance by tape, I have
>>> >> noticed it. Over the past year I've captured at least fifty tapes
>>> >> machine.
>>> >> 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
>>> (347) 837-8337
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