Vintage Sanyo reel-to-reel questions.

Old 11-20-23, 09:21 AM
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Vintage Sanyo reel-to-reel questions.

I was given a Sanyo MR-1020 that needs a little work.
When I powered it on, it was immediately obvious the tape had not been installed properly.
I've not been able to find a user's manual, so need help in threading the tape properly.
Any reel-to-reel guys/gals here?

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I think it goes like this. Not sure if dashed line is part of the path. You should be able to tell by wear on the posts.

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Hi: Thanks. Your directions seem to be right. The middle spindle turns on the rubber wheel, but the take-up reel won't turn so the tape doesn't advance. If I remove the reel and hit play, the reel spindle turns fine.
I may have to open this thing up?
Old 11-20-23, 03:32 PM
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That needs a lot of work.
All the felt pads are gone from the tape pressure pads.
That's a dual direction machine. They are very complicated to get both directions to play.
Pinch roller very worn.
Focus on Forward direction to start.
The tape loads horizontally as you are missing the head covers.
A service manual of sorts.... (download button on page) Sanyo manual

FE= forward erase FP= forward play/record ... RE= reverse erase RP=reverse play/record
Blue circles are cover mounting posts.
Your #2 and #5 may be missing adjustment screws.
Definitely around #1 and #7
I'm little unclear of #1A and 6.

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