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Yes you might struggle to remove the screw without removing the frame, as access is cramped. Unless cosmetics are important I'd look for a replacement nut that can be screwed onto the front, although to fit, it may need to be a special type as per the remaining one. Failing that, a suitable glue might hold the door onto the frame on that side. Tim ----- Original Message ----- From: "Eli Bildirici" <[log in to unmask]> To: <[log in to unmask]> Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 2:13 AM Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Tascam 122 MkII door and seek issues Thanks all for chiming in. I've removed the door window but the old screws are still in there: https://imgur.com/SLBik0Z https://imgur.com/Y8R3iuV and I'm not sure how to get them out. I don't have much experience servicing electronics of this vintage. Is replacing the idler tire (I only see one but haven't looked at the service manual yet) a simple enough task with schematics that a relative newcomer can do it? If not I'll look into servicing the deck. (Any recommended technicians in and around Manhattan would be greatly appreciated.) November 13 2017 5:41 PM, "Tim Gillett" <[log in to unmask]> 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. > > Tim > ----- 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 >> in. >> >> Q-stick and isopropyl alcohol to gently clean the heads and rollers > >> inside, >> fiddley to do but essential to keep the path clean. >> >> Cheers >> Marie >> >> 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 >>> 'screw'. >>> 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 >>> we >>>> can get at the cassette if it stops in the machine. >>>> >>>> I know this is probably a silly question for rewind, what you call >>> seeking, >>>> 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 >>> as >>>>> 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 >>> not >>>>> 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 >>> this >>>>> 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 >>> attempt >>>>> 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 > > --- > This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software. > https://www.avast.com/antivirus Eli Bildirici (347) 837-8337