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Useful manual, good scan, worth the pay if you find the unit difficult to operate.
Text excerpt from page 24 (click to view)
This unit requires very little attention, but you will be able to extend the life of the unit if you follow the instructions below.
To keep the tape clean
To clean the head
â¢ Always store the cassettes to their storage cases after use. â¢ Do not store cassettes in the following places: â Subject to direct sunlight â With high humidity â At extremely hot temperatures â¢ Clean the head after every 10 hours of use using a wet-type head cleaning tape (available at an audio store). When the head becomes dirty, you may realize the following symptoms: â Sound quality is reduced. â Sound level decreases. â Sound drops out. â¢ Do not play dirty or dusty tapes. â¢ Do not touch the highly-polished head with any metallic or magnetic tools.
â¢ Do not play the cassettes with peeling labels; otherwise, they can damage the unit. â¢ Tighten tapes to remove slack since loose tape may become entangled with the mechanism. â¢ Do not leave a cassette in the cassette compartment after use, as the tape may become slack.