Question about Audio Players & Recorders
I have had a Tandberg 3000x deck since it was new in 1972. I recently started playing my tapes again, and found some (or all) tapes produced distortion. I replaced the drive belt with a new one, but still have some distortion. What could cause this other than the drive belt? Thanks.
Degraded tape, dirty heads (clean with acetone and Q tip but don't get on plastic), dry coupling capacitors.This assumes that the distortion that you refer to is dirty or fuzzy sounding audio.
If a new tape, recorded and played back, sounds ok then your electronics are in good shape. That means your tapes are junk. If cleaning heads takes care of it, well that's pretty obvious. If your capacitors are dried out you will need to bring it in to a repair shop.
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