Cleaning, Cleaning the heads gnd tape path, Demagnetizing the heads – Sony TC-KA1ESA User Manual
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Cleaning the heads gnd tape path
Dean the beads and tape path of the tape deck after
every 10 hours of operation to guard against:
• a decrease in sound level
• excessive wow or flutter
• sound dropout
To ensure better recording, we rea>mmend th<nt you
clean the heads and tape path before e\’cry recording.
Press & E|ECT to open the cassette holder.
With the tape dock turned t'ff, wipi’ the heads, the
pinch roller, and the capstan with a cotton swab
slightly moistened with alcohol or a commercially
available cleaning fluid for tape decks.
Do not insert a cassette until the cicanevi areas are
Demagnetizing the heads
After 20 to 30 hours of use. or when you notice a
hissing sound or loss of high frequencies. demagneti7e
the hccvls with commerciallv available demagnetizer
for ta^x' dc*cks. Please refer fo the instructions i»f the