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The cassette deck built in this unit requires very little attention, but you will be able to extend the life of the cassette deck if you follow the instructions below.
To clean the heads
CAUTIONS: â¢ Do not play the tapes 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. â¢ The use of C-120 or longer tape is not recommended, since characteristic deterioration may occur and this tape easily jams in the pinch rollers and the capstans.
The function below is also provided to ensure the longer life of the cassette deck.
Ignition key-off release
When you turn off the ignition key with a cassette in the compartment, the unit automatically releases the tape from its head.
â¢ Clean the heads 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.
To keep the tape clean
â¢ Always store the tapes in their storage cases after use. â¢ Do not store tapes in the following places: â Subject to direct sunlight â With high humidity â At extremely hot temperatures