By Ottomatic Thu Aug 27, 2015 1:12 am
Ottomatic wrote:Anybody need/want photos of the inside of an Akai MG614? I'm in the process of installing a spare "Mecha Block" (as Akai calls it) as well as a tape sync board into one of my MG614s. I took some photos for reference so that way I know where all the internal cables go. If anybody wants me to post them let me know. I haven't seen any other photos of the inside of an MG614 anywhere on the internet yet. Also if anybody has a PDF copy of the service manual for the MG614 I'd really be interested in a copy.
I finally got the MG614 reassembled. That thing is like a jigsaw puzzle from hell. It makes dismantling and reassembling MPCs seem like putting together Duplo Blocks or Lincoln Logs in comparison. (At least it seemed that way from my perspective). There are so many PIN/ribbon cables in hard to reach places most of which are bundled together with zip ties.
The only quirk I've noticed with it so far is that when I press play the machine will freeze and not respond to any other buttons including stop or eject and the capstans will keep rotating the tape but there won't be any sound from the tape. The only way to stop the tape is to turn the unit off. However I noticed that if I press rewind or fast forward and then immediately press play after pressing one of those two buttons the tape will play just fine; sound and all as well as responding to the stop and eject buttons. Has anyone else experienced this problem with their MG614? I had the exact same problem with my other MG614 that I took the tape/mecha block out of. Since I've had this problem in two separate MG614s with the same tape/mecha block I'm assuming that the issue is with the tape/mecha block and not the rest of the MG614. As far as I can tell the pinch roller, motors, tape heads and belt all seem to be okay and in good shape.