Check out the new Tape Project website at tapeproject.com, now with online ordering. Inventory is updated every week, so stop by often to see what we have in stock.

Author Topic: My Akai X-201D  (Read 1315 times)

Offline Lou Hiltz

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 1
    • View Profile
My Akai X-201D
« on: March 09, 2017, 05:44:06 AM »
Good Day to All,

I am a total novice regarding tape recorder repair.  My main hobby for years has been vintage, pre-WWII radios.  I have three tape machines, all of which I will have questions about as time marches on; a Tandberg 74B, a Roberts 450, and today's item.  I can pretty much handle the mechanical stuff but the electronics are very different from what I am accustomed to.

When I turn on the "Play" switch on my Akai X-201D, not only does the "take-up" motor start in a counter-clockwise direction like it should, but the rewind motor starts in a clock-wise direction pulling the tape in two directions.  It just started doing this recently. This has been my main listening machine for quite awhile.

Any ideas about what I can look for?

Thanks so much.

Lou Hiltz
Retired and Loving It
Lou Hiltz
Retired and Loving It