Akai reel to reel repair I have distortion and low volume on the right channel w

whalish

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The model # is Akai GX 635D,
Is the low volume problem on start up typical of that models aged circuit board problems. Is there a cap or transistor that I should be looking for to change out?

As I stated the unit works great after an hour or so of constant playing, but who wants to put up with that.

Thanks
 

soundguruman

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If the heads are clean...
then you probably are looking for a bad transistor, or you need to clean all the controls and relays...or you have a bad solder connection.
So, you can start by finding the schematic service manual. Try E bay, etc...
Other than that, test equipment, O scope would be a big help.
 

soundguruman

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If the heads are clean...
then you probably are looking for a bad transistor, or you need to clean all the controls and relays...or you have a bad solder connection.
So, you can start by finding the schematic service manual. Try E bay, etc...
Other than that, test equipment, O scope would be a big help.
 

whalish

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Aug 28, 2012
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I just bought new trans. , caps. and service manual. so I guess i'll break out the old test equipment and get started.
I think most of the transistors are NPN.

Thanks for your help!
 
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