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I own a beloved Technics DAT recorder model SV-D1000. Although

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I own a beloved Technics DAT recorder model SV-D1000. Although tapes are moving I get no sound at all (the amplitude dispay stays at zero). Any idea what could be wrong?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Consumer Electronics
Expert:  Anthony F. replied 3 years ago.

Anthony F. :

Try cleaning it

Anthony F. :

you will get no sound unless it can read the digital tape

Anthony F. :

there is no sound on the tape

Anthony F. :

just 111 0000

Anthony F. :

it has to read it and reconstruct it

Anthony F. :

before you hear anything

Anthony F. :

clean the heads its basically a small VCR

Anthony F. :

treat it as such

Customer:

How do I clean the heads? I have no cleaning tape in this format.

Customer:

Can I dimount the decks cover without causing any damage?

Customer:

I think I would be able to clean when the deckj is open.

Customer:

By the way all the tapes I tried had high quality recordings on them.

Customer:

Could there be other causes / problems that I can look at while the deck is open?

Customer:

Thanks for a prompt answer.

Customer:

Maurice S.

Anthony F. :

its basically a vcr so tape path is an issue make sure the guides are secure not loose and they engage

Anthony F. :

clean with soft chamios and denatured alcohol let DRY COMPLETLY before you try it an hour should do

Anthony F. :

or you will have tape flying everywhere

Anthony F. :

do not rub up and down over the gap in the tape head but across

Anthony F. :

i usually hold the chamios and spin the head

Anthony F. :

youll see black line of dirt if it is dirty

Anthony F. :

the drum itself is not the head but the gaps

Anthony F. :

are

Anthony F. :

thats where its critical

Anthony F. :

they are vary delicate as well

Anthony F. :

Good Luck

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