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Help request for AKAI M-10 broken cam

Hi, I am a newbie so greetings to everybody from Celle Ligure in Liguria-Italy. First of all thanks to hifiengine for the very useful service manual I found. I have a problem with a broken cam on an AKAI M-10. When a friend of mine gave the M-10 to me the equipment was out of order; I repaired some electronics, cleaned and restored it in operation. But yesterday the pot metal cam actioned by the playback/ recording knob broke unfortunally in many pieces. The part is tagged as "A" in fig. 5.3. I searched on the net but I couldn't find the spare part.
I kindly ask if someone has a good advice as regards if and where I could find it. Many thanks in advance.
Carlo



Help request for AKAI M-10 broken cam

Hi, tbrander many thanks for your kind answer.
If I well understand your post you kindly intend to look into your 1800X for the broken cam and possibly sending me the part I'm looking for if yours is ok. Wonderful!
I look forward to receiving good news. Thanks.
Carlo

Help request for AKAI M-10 broken cam

yes I will look to see if I have it, but not sure which one is broken, or what the shape the other one is in. If it looks OK and I can remove it safely, I will send it to you.
In the meantime though, you should also look for options on ebay.
Tom

Help request for AKAI M-10 broken cam

Thank you again. I will keep looking for options as you say.
Carlo

Help request for AKAI M-10 broken cam

Carlo,
Bad news. The cam that I have broken on my X-1800 is the Play/Rec cam. This cam is loaded with many hairline cracks, as well as broken where it connects to the shaft. The other cam (FF/REW) which is shaped totally different is still intact, but does have hairline cracks.
Sorry I couldn't help you more
Tom

Help request for AKAI M-10 broken cam

Tom,
I fully appreciate your friendly intention and the effort you payed to my issue. Thank you very much anyway. Up to now I couldn't find anything useful on the Internet (ebay etc..) but I will keep looking.
Carlo

Help request for AKAI M-10 broken cam

The mechanism Akai used in the M-10 is basically the same one they used in a lot others. I have a number of 1800X and 2000X units. For some reason, these pot metal cams disintegrates on some, and looks pristine in others. I have an 1800 that has a bad cam, (not sure which one) and I don't plan on fixing that unit. I will see which one it is. May take me a few days to find the unit.

I don't know of any place to get these, other than looking on ebay. I doubt you will find this cam as a part, but you can find non work parts or repair units fairly cheap at times. Just pick one that is located close to you, to reduce shipping.
Tom

Re: Help request for AKAI M-10 broken cam - 150D

Hello to all,

I too have recently discovered that my play/record cam is damaged beyond repair. I have been searching for a means of replacement everywhere. I have the AKAI 150D reel to reel and the cam on that appears to be unique in the fact that it has an extra tapped hole that attaches one of the mechanisms. I have tried to reproduce this cam with wood and a hardening putty compound but have had little luck. Can anyone direct me as to where to find this cam? Or if I had access to a dimensional drawing or sketch I would be able to machine one.

Thanks much,
Christopher

Re: Help request for AKAI M-10 broken cam - 150D

Chris,

I have an Akai M-10 that I am parting out. If still interested please send a photo of what you have and I can check it up against mine for quality purposes. I have the whole upper mechanics of the M-10 (without face plate or knobs).

scott_1309

Re: Help request for AKAI M-10 broken cam - 150D

Scott, I have been automatically notified of this answer of yours to Chris1967 on the thread I opened on November 22nd, 2013.
I don't know if Chris's AKAI 150D has the same type of M-10 cam I'm still looking for.
Shouldn't Chris be interested in it, kindly take in account that I still do and let me know how we could arrange the delivery of the mechanics.
Kind regards.

Carlo

Re: Help request for AKAI M-10 broken cam - 150D

Just a follow up on this...still looking to see if I can either purchase or get a technical drawing or better yet 3D model for fabrication. Not having much luck :(