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Akai CR-81D

I have a CR-81D with great sound and cosmeticly almos mint, only fault is the auto track change is'nt working (manual change switch works fine). Could anyone tell me if there is a common fault. Thanks.

Re: Akai CR-81D

The metallic tape inside the 8 track cartridge may be missing, or there could be a poor connection at the sensor switch inside the deck (this will be to the left of the heads); this needs to be clean and touching the tape.