Okay I got a DCC600, version 1.
I know enough to play with stuff until it’s beyond me.
In a nutshell: When I place an actual DCC into the machine it accepts the cassette, and then spends forever fast-forwarding through the cassette. It’s like it’s trying to find a track to start.
Things I know: It originally struggled to open and gave me ‘No Cassette’ notfications. It doesn’t do it anymore.
After a bit of TLC, the tray now opens and its operation is very smooth.
I changed the tray belt to be sure. And this continues to work. Making no difference to the fastforwading issue.
Old music cassettes work perfectly and the quality of the playback is excelent.
I am at a loss of what else to do?
It could be the fact that I am using just one DCC to test the machine? Could it be the cassette that’s at fault, and not the machine?
Are there different ‘digital’ heads that I need to clean? If so, where are they?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!