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Akai mg1214 12 track mixer recorder, tape will not move.

The tape mounts and moves forward to mark when loaded, however the wheels do not pick up the slack tape as it moves forward. Same with reverse and forward, you see the tape move slightly but it does nothing else. It is also old and the memory lights are flaking out. It says reseting it solves this but I believe the original battery is dead. Where is this battery, do you think it will help the problem replacing it? These time set flakes out also, this looks like it does not have a sync or control track, I can fix that once the other stuff works. This is not all related is it. Can I send it out to get fixed, I have found a couple of places in california, i am in north carolina. any help is appreciated.

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Sometimes these decks have a brake attachment to stop one of the rollers when rewinding or FF. The problem may be that the brake attachment is too tight. It is adjustable.Or a broken gear or belt. It is located on the underside of the cassette player.But I would take it in for repair if the peoblem seems more complicated.

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