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#1 donahuest

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Posted 31 October 2019 - 08:30 AM

Hello. When cleaning the record bar with deoxit do you have to get the deoxit underneath the record bar where it connects to the board? Also after spraying do you have to engage and disengage the play/record and stop on the tape player after?

#2 thinkchronicity

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Posted 31 October 2019 - 10:17 AM

I've not taken one of these apart yet, but i'm pretty sure the gubbins you need to reach are inside the switch underneath the plastic stuff, not underneath the whole thing. After spraying you can manually move the switch back and forth with a finger on the plastic lever sticking out. No need to touch the deck buttons.

#3 Reli

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Posted 31 October 2019 - 10:29 AM

There is a white plastic lever that covers the copper contacts.  So yeah you have to get the cleaner under that lever.  Spraying on top of it won't work.  You have to spray through one of the ends.

But if you can't see any of the copper contacts when you look into the ends, you'll need to disassemble it for cleaning.



#4 donahuest

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Posted 31 October 2019 - 05:01 PM

Ok so I have to get inside? It’s not where it connects to the board? Thanks Attached File  9C87F0C3-861A-4A4E-A146-967FCF7554DF.jpeg   115.71K   0 downloads

#5 Reli

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Posted 31 October 2019 - 06:37 PM

If both ends are enclosed, then yes you'll need to disassemble it.



#6 Superduper

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Posted 01 November 2019 - 09:35 AM

Not every rectangular switch is a record bar & I’m pretty sure that one is not, probably function or band switch. Record bar would likely have more poles and most likely a lever (as opposed to cable) system.

#7 donahuest

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Posted 01 November 2019 - 09:43 AM

Ok thanks. It does comes from the function switch. How do I locate the record bar? There is another rectangular bar.

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#8 Reli

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Posted 01 November 2019 - 10:07 AM

It's not visible from that pic.  It's probably behind the deck.  Just look for a lever behind the deck that moves when you push the Record key.



#9 donahuest

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Posted 01 November 2019 - 11:06 AM

Thanks. I see it under the cassette mechanism.