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Akai x200d blows fuse in tape deck as soon as you turn it on. possible voltage spike from lightning?

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More likely a defective Electrolytic capacitor due to age. These things are not new. If lightening damaged it there would be large area of carbon black arcing. This usually happens to telephone or TV with antenna type units not a tape deck.

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It is possible that the main line in the power supply must be checked first for any leaks . Use a good multimeter to check for the resistance shorting to the ground. If there is neglible reading then disconnect the DC section and start from the power supply side. check from the supply wire, the capacitor, the transformer, motor and any foreign material that could create a short. Connect the line and use a good line tester to check for the voltage and disconnect one by one the sections until the line leak is found. Then probe into the section last disconnected to confirm and correct. I am sure this will not be difficult to solve. Good day

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Just a guess. Have you cleaned the two conductors on the sensor? You can test its function by running the tape in either direction and shorting it with a non-ferrous metallic object, say, an aluminum. You don't want anything magnetic near your prerecorded tapes.

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