I hope you are all good and safe … in order to answer my question .
I recently bought a prerecorded DCC Pavarotti (Pavarotti in hyde park) which doesn’t seem to have any data on the tape (tape and cover are original). I cleaned the tape pad but that doesn’t seemed to help. I have two working DCC players (DCC 600 and DCC 730) which both play all my other (pre)recorded DCC tapes, but nothing at all comes out of the Pavarotti DCC (player starts spinning until end of tape). Maybe it has been lying on top of a magnet for years and therefore has no data at all . Also no hole is present so the tape couldn’t be overwritten.
Any tip on how to activate/test on read errors. I can’t find how to put my DCC players in maintenance/test mode (although I read somewhere “power on and hold play and reset counter”). Maybe via head read test I can see something, but I am afraid the tape is empty.