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Handling Cassette Tapes - Pioneer CT-W404R Operating Instructions Manual

Stereo double cassette deck
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HANDLING
CASSETTE TAPES
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Turn pencil
to remove
tape slack
For erasure prevention
remove
Tab for
Tab for
Side B
Cover prevention
adhesive
tape
Erasure prevention tabs
TYPE IV (Metal) tape
Sensor holes
TYPE II (High/CrO2) tape
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CHECK CASSE'R'E BEFORE USE
Check the fotlowing
items before loading a cassette tape:
Are the accidental
erasure
prevention
tabs intact?
These tabs allow you to prevent important
recordings
from being
erased accidentally. When the tab on the cassette shell is broken off
(Fig. B), it is not possible to activate the recording function, so valu-
able recordings will not be erased by mistake.
To rerecord on a cassette whose tab has been broken off, simply
stick a piece of doubled adhesive tape over the hole (Fig. C).
When using TYPE IV (Metal) or TYPE fl (High/CrO2) tapes, be careful
not to block the sensor holes with the tape (Fig. D, Fig. E). If the
holes are blocked, the automatic
tape selector mechanism
will not
operate correctly.
NOTES:
The accidental
erasure prevention
tab for each side is the one
located on the top left when the side that you want to protect is
facing you.
When breaking off the tab, do not use a magnetized screwdriver.
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AUTOMATIC
TAPE SELECTOR FUNCTION
This cassette
deck is equipped
with an automatic
tape selector
function
which utilizes the sensor holes on the tape cassette to
determine
the type of tape being used. The deck is then set to
match the tape recording bias and equalization.
NOTES:
When using TYPE IV (Metal) tapes, make sure that the tapes
have sensor holes.
Make sure that the sensor holes on the cassette are not blocked;
otherwise the tape selector mechanism will not function properly.
Do not use TYPE 111 (FeCr) tapes.
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TIPS ON CASSETTE TAPES
Leader tape (which cannot be recorded on) is provided at the be-
ginning of a cassette tape. Let the tape run for about 5 seconds
before starting to record, to allow the leader tape to clear the re-
cording head.
Do not leave a cassette tape exposed to the environment.
Store
the cassette in its case after use so that dust and dirt do not ad-
here to the tape, and so the tape will not get slack. Store tapes in
a location free from magnetism,
dust, dirt, oil, heat and humidity.
Because over the C-90 tapes are very thin,they can easily jam
in the pinch rollers and capstan, and they often are subject
to other problems such as irregular winding.
It is best not to
use them with this deck.
If cassette tapes are irregularly wound, the tape may get iammed
in the rollers. This can cause damage to both the tape and the
deck. If you are not certain whether
the tape is wound evenly,
fast forward or rewind the tape from beginning to end, to make
sure that the tape is properly wound.
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Is the
tape
loose,
or is some
of the
tape
outside
the
cassette?
If some of the tape is loose or projecting outside the cassette shell,
the tape may not properly
enter between
the capstan
and pinch
roller. This will prevent the tape from being supplied properly, and
may even damage the tape itself. In such cases, insert a pencil into
the reel hole and take up the slack (Fig. A).
Some cassette
tapes come with a plastic or thick paper stopper to
prevent the tape from becoming
slack. Remove this stopper when
loading the cassette and replace it after using the cassette.

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