Maintenance, Head demagnetization – Panasonic RCX160 User Manual
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The head assembly, capstan and pressure
roller are in constant contact with the tape.
If these parts are dirty, the sound quality
will be impaired. Periodically, clean these
parts as shown above.
cover by pressing the stop/eject but
2. Press the. play button.
The playback head, capstan and the
pressure roller can be seen. Clean
them with a cotton swab.
In order to maintain good sound quality
during playback, it is recommended that
the head assembly be demagnetized when
distortion or poor sound quality persists
after cleaning the head.
If the head assembly becomes magnet
ized! it could create loss of high end
P L A Y l
If the head assembly is extremely dirty,
clean it with a soft cloth dampened with a
The use of cleaning tapes is not recom
mended, as some are abrasive and may
cause premature wear of the heads. Sim
ply, clean the head assembly as described.
Avoid spray-type insecticides. Some insec
ticides contain chemicals that could cause
Several types of head demagnetizers are
available and may be purchased sepa
rately at local electronics supply stores.
Follow the instructions that are supplied
with the device.
Do not bring any type of metal objects or
tools such as magnetic screwdrivers in
contact with the head assembly.