14406Re: cassette clicking?
- Jul 2, 2001--- In toyota-prius@y..., David Fox <david@E...> wrote:
> I also just stared noticing a problem with my cassette player --I'm
> hearing a frequent clicking noise, almost like a spark. Anyone havethis
> happen?I don't use my cassette often enough to have noticed this but...
What is the humidity like in your area (or car) when you hear the
clicking noise through the speakers when a cassette is playing?
I used to be a state licensed motion picture operator. At college,
we had a set of older, well-maintained, former drive-in 35/70mm movie
projectors dating from the 50s/60s (roadshow capable). Typically, in
a projection booth, you want to keep the air as dry and humidity-free
as possible, to extend the life of the projector's compontents (from
rust and the like).
However, VERY occasionally we'd luck out and get a 70mm magnetic-
audio striped film to show. (Usually the audio track on a movie
would be optical-based.) The only way to keep from hearing a
frequent, random pop/click in the audio of the movie would be to have
a handheld spray bottle of water, and mist in the general area of the
film and the magnetic audio head. The increased humidity would stop
the ever-present static buildup of the print from discharging on the
magnetic reading sound head. After the movie's run was over, we'd
have to run at extra-dry and check over the components again...
Working in a projection booth, you come to know, love, hate, and
respect static discharge... sorry to get a bit off-topic, but...
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