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I recently found my old Gemark 101 tape recorder in my storage facility. I received this as a gift in the 1960s and haven't used it since the late 70s. Now I brought it home and tried to play back some of my old recordings on it and having problems. It turns on and the left reel runs properly but I think I might be inserting the tape around the front of the machine incorrectly because the right reel doesn't move and I would really love to hear these old tapes again. Any suggestions greatly appreciated. Thank you

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  • Frank Allik
    Frank Allik May 11, 2010

    WOW WHAT A FIND....its pretty straight forward set up....I dont think you can put it in wrong....looking at it..the source reel will be on the the side that DOESNT MOVE and the receiving reel will be on the MOVING reel...providing its in forward and at the correct speed...check it out and let me know...

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Hello,
some weeks ago I got this really impressive deck (Teac Z 7000) from a colleague, and found the same problem. I fixed it, and the fix is not too complicated. It´s the potentiometers that do fail. All pots are from the same manufacturer (Alps) and construction. The problem is that the wisher is broken away from the holding plastic and will loose contact completely. You can check that with a normal ohmmeter: You´ll find the total resistance over the outer terminals but endless resistance from one of the outer terminals to the middle wisher contact. The values are: 100 kOhm linear for each of the upper left pots (fader,space), 2x22kOhm pos.log. for the lower left pot (phone volume). So, what does a broken wisher at the "fade in" pot do? The Recorder "thinks" that You selected an "endless" fade in time, and the result is : no record level. You can do an easy "quick and dirty" fix just to see if that´s the problem: Hold- or better solder- a say 47kOhm resistor in parallel to the conducted potentiometer terminals and try to record.
4 of 5 pots have been defective in my deck, and I´ve replaced them with standard types from my local electronic supplier (Conrad electronic, has a shop in Frankfurt/Main). Well, the new parts didn´t fit perfectly, I used a file to get them in (not visible from outside). Also I lost the possibility of pushing the knobs in and out, but that is not a really problem.
I assume this fix might also help owners of the Teac Z-6000 and Z-5000, which- most probably- use the same type of potentiometers.
This text was written by Boris Witke, Kelsterbach (near Frankfurt/Main), Germany. E-Mail:
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Hello,
Yes, that seems to be your problem.

Regardless of the size of reel.
When the:
Capstan sleeve installed is 7 1/2 IPS
Capstan sleeve not installed is 3 3/4 IPS
Hope this helps.
Robert

Posted on Oct 10, 2009

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