Date: Fri, 16 Jan 1998 05:51:53 -0500
From: "John M. Jeakle"
Subject: DML: Re: Craig Tape Deck Flexible Circuit

I also have repaired the tape deck using a time consuming method but it will restore the flex. circuit so that the cassette door will work. Using an ohm meter and magnifying glass, locate the breaks. With a razor, scrape away the coating to bare copper. Tin the copper. Solder in place very fine wire or a piece of copper used for etching printed circuit boards. Coat with shellac. I removed my flex. circuit, checked and repaired all areas that were cracked. Any areas in the coating starting to fail but with good copper, just coat with shellac. Remember that shellac will not flex so do not coat the whole flex. circuit.