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Unable to record with Akai GX-77

I have an Akai GX-77 that plays lights up and does everything properly. The only problem is that it won't record. Could you tell me how to solve this problem?

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  • audio_girl Apr 25, 2008

    Thank you for the suggestion. But I dont believe that we are talking about the same product. The Akai that I own is a reel-to-reel player and does not use a cassette and therefore does not have a safety tab. Thank you, however. (I should have been more specific with my question)

  • audio_girl Apr 26, 2008

    Thanks for the help! I'll definitely try those  solutions.

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Make sure the cassett you are using has safety tab intact. Clean the heads and tape drive roller. If unit has a record level control, make sure it is set correctly

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  • Van Lake Apr 26, 2008

    Sorry for the mix-up. Assuming the tape drive works properly -- it goes into FF/ REW and Play at normal speed, make sure all heads and pinch rollers are cleaned with Q-tip and alchohol or better, ketone. Be very careful with ketone -- very flammable. After cleaning, make sure deck record switch is on, if it has one.

    Make sure to set record volume to proper levels.

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