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I have an AKAI X-1810D tape deck that does not auto reverse with the sensing tape in place on the tape. Also, is a repair manual available on-line? Any assistance is appreciated. Larry

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  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2011

    Thanks for your response. I tried your recommendation with no positive result. Also, the manual reversing function (buttons) have no effect either. Any more advice?

  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2011

    Yes, the deck plays. Just can't get the reversing functio to work--manual or auto. I'm the original owner of this system as I bought it in 1972 while with the military in Korea.

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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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    David Dunn Jan 06, 2011

    Your latest input regarding the failure to reverse under switch command is the FIRST thing we should have considered. Combined with the sensor issue we probably have a logic failure to drive the solenoid(s) that change transport functions. Does it even Play?

  • David Dunn
    David Dunn Jan 06, 2011

    So does it still Play Forward and Rewind / Fast Forward? I hate to say it but 38 years is a long time for a fossil to keep on keepin' on. I mean the machine, not you. I'm only a couple of years behind you and I had a Teac A6300 that would skew the tape off the capstan in reverse so I stopped using the Reverse function. That may be your only economical option unless someone with the specific expertise chimes in.

  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2011

    Yes, it does all that. These machine are much better than those nerwer models. I also have a Sansui 8080DB Stero Receiver along with a Pioneer PL-530 Turntable which are fully functional that I purchased in 1977 while with NATO in Naples, IT. I've been searching for a business/firm that does overhaul/refurbishment of these type system with no avail.

    Thanks for your support!

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