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Card reader head cleaning
12-30-2019, 04:38 AM (This post was last modified: 12-30-2019 04:40 AM by teenix.)
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RE: Card reader head cleaning
(12-30-2019 03:46 AM)Dave Britten Wrote:  What's the conventional wisdom on keeping mag card reader heads clean? I know there were some special purpose "cleaner" cards provided back in the day, but what's available now that's safe to use? Can I just snip a piece of an index card to roughly match the size of a mag card, and feed it through a couple of times? Maybe give it a very light coating of 99% isopropyl alcohol first?

Pushing "something" in may damage the rubber drive wheel. The head itself is more accessible from the exit side of the calculator.

You could also open the calculator and clean the head and any other dust and "stuff" that might be in there. I have used IPA in the past. Acetone is probably a bad idea as it may damage plastics.

I'm not sure I would use abrasive tape cleaning products anymore. Some of the heads I've seen are quite worn already.


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Card reader head cleaning - Dave Britten - 12-30-2019, 03:46 AM
RE: Card reader head cleaning - teenix - 12-30-2019 04:38 AM
RE: Card reader head cleaning - teenix - 12-30-2019, 10:09 PM
RE: Card reader head cleaning - teenix - 12-31-2019, 01:52 AM

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