Hello I have loved Electronics since I was 5 years old I have been servicing Electronics for better than 20 years
Does the unit erase what was on the tape previously?
I have not tried that........
The tape was blank to start with
Are you still with me?
you need to try that
it tells us alot
you want me to try that now?
ok.....please give me a few minutes
it erased what was on another tape
OK thats good that means the rec circuit works
what do you think is the problem?
the problem you are having is going to be in the input switching or possibly a dirty rec play switch
which is a very common issue with older recorders
this is a long slide switch with 20-30 contacts in it
a good spraying with contact cleaner should solve it
the unit was advertised as being restored and tested
then check your inputs again
and make sure the source is selected while recording
I have a good tech here in town and will do that
otherwise you have a problem and the unit was not as they advertised it
I understand where you are coming from
the important parts seem to work this issue is pretty minor and he should be able to solve it easily
Thanks for using JA
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