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Was given an Ampex AG-440 tape deck that stopped recording after sitting for about six months. Any ideas? (I lost the Manual) Everything else works fine. When put into record mode all lights are lit the meters register, but no recording. When I plug the record head into the play head connector it plays, so I don't think it's the heads. Since the deck has two independent record amps, I'm thinking there must be something common like a relay that is not working. What do you think? Thanks for your help.

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Try cleaning the record head, Most people only clean the play back heads on tape players, the record head is just off to one side of the main playback heads , you can use a Qtip and rubbing alcohol to do the cleaning

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