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“Sounds Like Static” For A Fisher PH-D8000

Azimuth D8000 DeOxit Fisher Static

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#1 PostEnder

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 05:48 PM

Hello, people. Hopefully things are sunnier for you than they have been for yours truly. (Sigh)

An eBay member selling a Fisher PH-D8000 in part states:

Everything (EXCEPT the one tape deck which when playing a tape it just sounds like static, could be [an] easy fix) but the rest works good.

Is that true? The listing doesn’t say which cassette deck has the “sounds like static” problem. Is it Tape Deck 2, the recording deck? Is it Tape Deck 1, the non-recording deck? Did the seller really mean that playback produces a “horrible wail” or a “horrible screech”? (Perhaps one should simply contact the seller for more information.)

Can the problem be solved with DeOxit and by using a tiny screwdriver to adjust the azimuth (huh?) of the faulty cassette deck? Maybe one won’t have to open up the whole stereo and expose all those gears, wires and circuit boards to reach and clean the recording bar that experts like ***************** AKA *************** insist has to be cleaned to record properly.

Perhaps one will only need to take off the door of the faulty tape deck to clearly reach the front of the cassette-deck mechanism for azimuth adjustment when it is still mounted in place in the boombox. (It’s a less scary idea than trying to open up the whole stereo. But even that idea is still a bit scary. I mean, if one breaks something in trying to remove or reinstall that deck door …)

Or does one have to haul the big thing, detachable speakers and all, to an electronics expert?

#2 Reli

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 11:15 PM

 (Perhaps one should simply contact the seller for more information.) 


Perhaps one should.

#3 Fatdog

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Posted 04 May 2019 - 12:49 AM

The issue with that Fisher is almost certainly the record bar.  It needs a good cleaning.

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