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I have an Akai GX-77 and I determined the capstan motor is faulty - will turn under no load, but has no torque even in Play mode. Can these motors be repaired?

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  • cookdr302 May 19, 2009

    I received the response from Wiz and was wondering, if new capstan
    motors are available for the Gx-77, where can they be obtained.
    I think the problem with these motors is the permanent magnet that is
    inside them loses if magnetic field. Otherwise, I can't see
    anything wrong with the motor itself. There is also a control
    board for the motor which the service manual doesn't address. Is
    there a schematic of that PC board available perchance?

    I like this site.

    DCook



  • cookdr302 May 22, 2009

    Wiz's response was very quick and addressed the problem straight on. I am still trying to contact shop.vendio.com. Seems they don;t answer their phone and I've gotten no reply to my emails. Not a Wiz problem though. I am still looking for the GX-77 capstan motor.
    DCook

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Yes these motors can be repaired.but the repaired motors dont last long as original ones but yes repairs will be much cheaper option then going for new motor. also just incase you require some mini manual for complete description features of gx-77 check the link below: http://audio-database.com/AKAI/player/gx-77-e.html

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Posted on May 19, 2009

  • moniter May 19, 2009

    FG servo direct-current capstan motor x1 
    direct-current reel motor x2



    -------------
    Motors:
    FG Servo D.C. motor for capstan drive x1
    D.C. motor for reel drive x2
    Tape Speed: 19 cm/s ±0.8%; 9.5 cm/s ±1.0%
    ------------------
    and yes you can get the new motor at akain service center online
    this is the direct link for all the required parts available online for akai-gx-77
    http://shop.vendio.com/reelprosound/cate...
    click the link directly 
    the cost of motor is $59 
    you can order it online.
    thanks.
    please do rate the solution.thank you for using fixya.

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