Get it fixed? Or use only Type II tapes...
Thank you for the response Rlwainwright.
The thing is, and I do apologise for not being more specific earlier about this: It calibrates the sony metal, chrome tapes,pre 1990 ma-xg's and 1990 onward ma-x and ma's just fine.
The recordings come out high quality.
Could it be that it actually is picking up the metals, not like the 1990 ma-xg's and possibly just be an illumination issue?
Technicians here in Australia won't go near them unfortunately.
Your feedback is always appreciated.
It's been a while but if memory serves the cassette formulation is designated by the holes in the top of the cassette. A switch on the deck reads the tape type by sensing the hole position. I would bet you have an issue with the sensing switch.
Well I checked Wikipedia and my memory was correct.
Check this out.