HANDLING CASSETTE TAPES
Turn the pencil to take up
the tape slack
CHECK CASSETTE BEFORE USE
Check the following items before loading a
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 load properly
between the capstan and pinch roller. This will
prevent the tape from operating properly, and
may even damage the tape itself. To prevent this,
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
Are the accidental erasure prevention tabs
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 valuable 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 II (High/
) 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.
Erasure prevention tabs
TYPE IV (Metal) tape
For erasure prevention remove
• 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
AUTOMATIC TAPE SELECTOR
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
• 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
• Do not use TYPE III (FeCr) tapes.
Tab for Side A
Tab for Side B
TYPE II (High/CrO