Hey all, So, I've spent a bit more time with a tape deck I picked up a bit over a month ago (an Akai GXC-740D), and I've noticed a few (hopefully) minor issues that need some attention. #1 - The tape playback speed is slightly fast. Based on some stuff I've ripped into digital formats for fun using Audacity (and comparing them to a version on another format at the correct speed), it's playing about 2.4-2.5% faster or so than it should be. I've already looked into how to adjust the speed from finding a service manual/info online, and it sounds pretty easy to do - I'm just curious about what kind of screwdriver I should use. Is there a specific non-metallic/conductive type I can find, and should I be using electric safety gloves at all? Additional note - the tape speed is consistent throughout - no audible wow/flutter, or any other speed related playback issues whatsoever. #2 - There are some occasional channel/sound cutouts when playing a tape (it didn't do this the first couple of times I used the deck). Most of the time, everything is working fine, but I've noticed a couple of brief dropouts happen to either the left or right channel, but not both at the same time (the corresponding VU meter needle would drop during a cutout, so I don't think it's a headphone or RCA jack issue). I've had it happen with several different tapes, so I'm inclined to believe it's a deck issue. It seems most likely to do it from the beginning of playing a tape, and either goes away on it's own, or with an adjustment of the output knob - so I'm hoping it's just some stuff inside that needs a little cleaning/deoxit srpay. The question is - which parts should I be spraying first? Overall, the deck is otherwise in excellent shape/looks like it was well cared for, but it likely sat for several years too, so I expect that this is par for the course w/vintage gear. This is a nice deck I'm willing to go get serviced if need be (I know of a good, reasonably priced shop), but I'd rather DIY if it's easy stuff. Thanks in advance!