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#1 Eugene

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Posted 01 November 2019 - 04:18 AM

Hi all,

Just bought a Hitachi TRK-9140E on eBay with the cassette non working. Have changed the belts which were gunk! And it’s working albeit with a reduced hf output. On examination of the playback head it appears to be the problem as it’s rough and pitted. Anybody know where I can source a replacement head? Am based in the UK.

Thanks in advance for any assistance

#2 Photonicinductor

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 05:30 AM

You could try cleaning it with alcohol. Vinegar can also help if it is rusty, but always wash it off afterwards with alcohol. If you have nothing to lose, I have had success with Brasso metal polish on an Aiwa, although I do not recommend this as an easy fix solution.

 

Would you mind posting a picture of the head?