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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Trace the wires from the head to the amp section. Put your finger on where they join (during playback) and see if you can get a buzz. If you can't on either channel, look for something that might be common to both channels. Either a switch, or a pre-amp IC, as being the cause of the fault.
you need to have a tape in place on the reals or it will stop.Hold the tape feeler spring in place and prevent it from moving forward it is located on the left side just remove the SONY stereo tapecoder cover and you see it
I also have an MR-929. The information that you need is in the 'Stereophonic 4 track stereo''. As stereo is only two tracks, there is another 2 tracks in addition to the one you are listening to. Wind the entire reel to the empty spool, and then play that. As you have to physically turn the reel over to do so, you should then hear the other tracks (or track, if recorded in mono).
I use my 929 to play my parents recording of my family from the late 60s, which were recorded on a valve (tube) Ferguson machine, which had a green "magic eye" level indicator, which as a child I found fascinating!
I believe this unit employs an optical sensor to detect tape end.
Clean this off to. It looks like a transparent post positioned along the tape path. Reset the counter to zero and fast forward tape to end. Rewind, and try to play tape as normal