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AKAI GX-747 does not play or ff or rew. Capstan runs. Stuck in standby forward mode.

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My name is Ed, I have the Akai GX-747 Reel to Reel, my problem is when press the play button it engages but the capstan does not spin up to the pinch roller. The reels do not turn.
My e-mail - edward_anderson@comcast.net

Posted on Nov 23, 2008

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In the case no CAPSTAN FG is produced in
the capstan rotation mode for 2 seconds or
more. This error is defined as [E06], and the
mechanism mode is shifted to STOP with the
pinch roller set off.
However, no CAPSTAN EMG is detected in the
STILL/FF/REW mode.
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CPU.
1) Disconnection in the middle of the signal line.
2) Failure of the CAPSTAN FG pulse generator (MR
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