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Cleaning Adat XT

Postby NYMo » Thu Dec 24, 2015 8:25 pm

Don't worry why, but I just got an Adat Xt ( yeah...20 years behind the bleeding edge !)
Having never used one before I was just wondering what the "industry standard" way to clean them was ?
VHS head cleaner ? By hand ? Etc
Any ideas appreciated.

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Re: Cleaning Adat XT

Postby Chris H » Fri Dec 25, 2015 8:28 am

by hazy memory........... we used isopropyl alcohol and cotton buds, and i think opening up the machine and doing it by hand.
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Re: Cleaning Adat XT

Postby airraid » Sun Dec 27, 2015 4:42 pm

Chris is right, you should be able to see the big silver Drum with the head in the middle once case is off a tech buddy at Sony in the 80s told me to do it that way cheers Kerry
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Re: Cleaning Adat XT

Postby NYMo » Sun Dec 27, 2015 11:37 pm

Thanks guys...will give it a go ( hopefully before July !)

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Re: Cleaning Adat XT

Postby Petes » Wed Dec 30, 2015 5:37 pm

Yes, isopropyl alcohol.
I used to use these flat swabs that were lint free made for VHS head cleaning
Hold wet swab over drum and rotate in one direction,
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Re: Cleaning Adat XT

Postby rob » Wed Dec 30, 2015 6:24 pm

aahh, don't clean near the helical headgap with a cotton bud. All other rollers, guides and carefully the face of the drum are ok with a bud and iso but not near the gap where the head spins. Clean that with a good quality white business card dampened with isoprop pressed flattly and firmly against the drum while the head is spun by hand
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Re: Cleaning Adat XT

Postby NYMo » Sun Jan 10, 2016 5:49 pm

Thanks very much Rob and others !

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