Just joined tonight as sorting out a few gremlins with my Philips DCC 730 player.
I had one around 20 years ago and sold it on a few years later. Bought the current player about 3 years ago and been in the garage for the last year due to drop outs with normal cassette tapes.
Cleaned the head and pinch rollers tonight which seems to have helped but bought a pre-recorded DCC tape this week and that had many drop outs. Checked the tape and I can see it is damaged (not sure if my player caused this or not) so contacted the seller who has another copy and will be shipping it out after Christmas so hopefully all good.
The case is very tatty so will look to do a respray and a general tidy-up once it warms up (so in 6 months time I suppose).
Thanks for reading and will share pics soon.