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Is there any support for Teac A4300sx, I assume it was

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Is there any support for Teac A4300sx
JA: What's the make/model of your device? How old is it?
Customer: I assume it was purchased in the late 70's
JA: How long has this been going on? What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: The recorder does not record- playback seems to work fine
JA: Anything else you want the electronics expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: Yes does the record heads need to be de-magified or replaced
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Consumer Electronics
Expert:  Russell H. replied 4 months ago.

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Expert:  Russell H. replied 4 months ago.

For an old TEAC tape recorder/player, nothing is more appropriate - esp. if it has been sitting gathering dust for a while - than these measures in this order:

1. clean - the tape heads, so the head gap isn't gunked up. This can be done with the sortof small alcohol pads used to clean a spot of skin medically, or a clean fine soft lint-free cloth moistened in alcohol, if you cannot get the former.

Try it out - see if it records....then

2. de-magnetize the record heads.

then if that doesn't work

3. either replace the heads, or troubleshoot and if needed repair the recording circuitry immediately behind the record heads.

That's an outline, I realize, but hopefully the step (1) above will be all that is needed, or perhaps step (2) also.

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