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Putting a new playback head into an audio cassette deck.

I have a Technics audio cassette deck and I played a head demagnetizing tape in it. This I have since discovered I should not have done! (since the head was not the type you usually find but of a different technology altogether). Many years ago I used to service/repair profession tape ecorders so I feel if I could get the service manual for this deck and acquire a playback head I should be able to repair this deck myself.

Thank you,

Patrick Doherty.

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Hi PATRICK

What happened when you used the head demagnetiser tape? Did chew out the head? If you can give me the model of the deck I can make some enquiries to help you sort it out.

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robotek

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