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How is a DAT tape guide roller secured??

  • Thread starter Boboranntrottier
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Jan 1, 1970
I picked up a second unit and I'm repairing my Sony DTC 700 DAT tape unit by
mixing and matching parts
One thing I noticed is that the tape guide rollers that wrap teh tape around
teh drum and that you adjust to align the tape to the head are all loose.You
can actually pull them right out of the blocks on both of th etransports I
have !
This is causing a problem because one pops up and the tape is out of
alignment so I get no audio until I reposition it.
It looks like its a press fit that has just become loose with age and I'm
inclined to super glue it back into the block that it attaches to
wondering if anyone has seen this and can advise how to keep this where it
The model is Sony DTC 700 and the guide is item #622 on page 57 of the
service manual
I have teh servive manual and can post it on my website if somebody wants to
see it
Thanks in advance
Hello Bob,

I have a problem with the ALPS switch and I need the part number of
the gear of it. It breaks easily and without it, the caution light
goes on and the tape won't run.

If you can post the service manual for the DTC-700 will be great.

About the pin that get loose, I would go with the super glue.