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cleaning an sv-3800 DAT

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by GigaBoy, Aug 6, 2001.

  1. GigaBoy

    GigaBoy Guest

    I'm on a live project that came in on DAT. And my low hour SV-3800 seems to need its first cleaning. A light on the display occasionally flashes "cleaning". I've nevr had to clean it before. Any guidelines I need to follow, I've never done it on a DAT before. What is the procedure? Thanks
    Bill
    http://www.GigaBoyAV.com
     
  2. RandomGuest

    RandomGuest Guest

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    I usually send my DAT machine out to Dennis at NXT Generation, which is part of JRF Magnetic Sciences. Their number is 973-579-5773
     
  3. GigaBoy

    GigaBoy Guest

    Thanks Fletcher, those folks were very helpful, even offering enough advice that I was able to take care of the problem myself, after a little guidance. The key is removing the loading tray, then you get VERY easy access to cleaning everything in the tape path. My estimate was a little low on the machine's hours (300 instead of 50). I was amazed at the amount of gunk that had built up on the capstain over that time. It was ugly, but now it's nice and clean and working marvelously.

    Bill
    http://www.GigaBoyAV.com
     

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