Hello, I am a new user and have just received my first DCC deck, the Optimus DCT-2000. I am very excited to get this deck operating properly. I have looked at various sites and followed the advice to replace all the surface mount caps and I found they were all leaking. Now, I have three problems I would appreciate suggestions for.
First, the deck does not want to open the sliding cover on digital cassettes. It drawer just closes and then almost immediately opens again. If I am very fast I can manually open the sliding cover and the deck WILL put the cassette into place and play music - - very nicely I might add. So I’d like to know how I can troubleshoot this.
Second, the deck will not record to dcc tapes (I know they won’t record to analog tapes). It goes through the motions but does not record when I playback. the meters move and the deck says it’s writing the start ID. I have tried analog and coaxial input with no luck.
Third, the deck will play analog tapes with but only the left channel. There is nothing from the right channel. The right channel meter does not move and there is no sound from the right channel.
I have cleaned the heads with a QTip and Isapropyl Alcohol. I have not used a demagnetizer but since it’s second hand it’s possible someone else did. Is there an azimuth setting on dcc decks like analog decks? Sorry about the multiple issues in one post, if that’s bad form I’ll break them up and tackle them one at a time. Thank you for any suggestions!