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My DA78HR has been working fine but on switching the deck on this morning I began to rewind the tape from yesterdays recording session only to see the rewind stop and the display read 5-Err.00 which alternates with 'no tape' I cant eject the tape as the deck isn't recognising that there is one loaded. I'm stuck. I have removed the casing to see if I could identify any obvious physical problems without success. Can you offer any advice? Regards Phil Udall

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  • amoebachem Oct 11, 2008

    I cannot try another tape - because as I stated
    before ...the DA78HR will not eject the existing tape.

    The machine is not recognizing that there is one loaded as the display is reading -

    5-Err.00 No tape.

  • amoebachem Oct 11, 2008

    Have unplugged the DA78HR for 10 minutes and re-connected to try and restore the logic by default but no difference I'm afraid.

    The reading on the display is unaltered at

    5-Err.00 no tape

  • amoebachem Oct 11, 2008

    The DA78HR will not accept any instructions at all so it will not play, wind, rewind or eject.

    Hence I'm stuck.

  • amoebachem Oct 11, 2008

    I dont think the tape is damaged as it is new.

    It is not possible to remove the tape from recorder as it is still engaged around the 8 track head mechanism which is very delicate and attempts to remove it will prove very unwise and could cause permanent damage.

    The problem is more likely to be in the logic circuits somewhere and I fear will require diagnostic check with a TASCAM service agent.

  • amoebachem Oct 11, 2008

    No - I can see the tape engaged around the 8 track head and its guide posts. It is not entangled at all but it is not possible to access the tape as it not like a conventional cassette recorder.

    Even if this was possible the logic circuit is not recognising that there is a tape in the machine so the eject button will not release the tape from its position.

  • amoebachem Oct 11, 2008

    Hi -- Are you able to offer any further advise to your earlier suggestions?

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Hello!
NICE unit!! I have worked on quite a few Tascams. The tape needs to be removed by hand by applying dc to the motor that loads the guides (unit unplugged\red lead to the motor unplugged so the motor drive IC doesn't burn). After that has been achieved the "tape\no tape loaded" switch needs to be checked and replaced if necessary. I believe this is the problem...malfunctioning switch. If you can't perform these steps then the unit needs to go to an authorized Tascam service center. Good Luck!

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  • Barney Lucas Oct 12, 2008

    Just for fun here because I don't believe you are going to ever to click to PAY anybody...IrishDruid dude it doesn't sound to me like you should be responding to any electronic repair problems. A "hard reset" is when the unit is on and you take a jumper wire... clip one end to ground and then touch the other end to the reset pin on the microprocessor. Microprocessors are reset by the reset circuit every time you turn on.

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I think the tape is damaged .

Remove the panel to get the tape out

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  • SAM ANDERSON Oct 11, 2008

    When you open the panel you can see the tape is strewn around inside or wrapped around a capstan.

    Dont force to take the tape out .

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Let the tape finish to rewind, when it is finished unplug power cord for ten minutes.

Plug back and see if you can eject the tape.

If tape does not eject , you will need to take apart the unit.

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Try a hard reset first - unplug from power and wait 5 minutes before replugging. Let me know how it goes..

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    Are you able to rewind the tape at all? If not, it would indicate that the tape may be entangled among the rollers. In this case, you will have to remove the panel and remove the entangled tape. That should resolve the issue.

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Have to tried another tape

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