Help with Nakamichi RX 202 Static

Hello All,

I have been having a very strange problem with my Nak RX 202 tape deck. When I use the record function on the deck a faint static gets transferred to the tape along with the recording signal. I tried with no input signal to the tape, i.e nothing in the input jacks and just pressed the record button and let it record for 30 sec. But again, when I playback that 30 sec tape, a very faint static could be heard.

I cleaned and de-magged the heads. But no improvement. The sound quality of the recording is good, but can hear the static during quiet passages.

Anyone know what could be causing this?

I'm listening to my recently rebuilt RX-505 as I write this response. Something is obviously wrong under the hood of your RX-202. Rather than attempt to fix it yourself, send it to a
qualified Nak expert. Believe me, it's worth the investment.
Thanks Tonykay, I'll do that!