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Tascam 38 Reel to Reel playback/record problem

My Tascam 38's VU meters intermittently acknowledges signal input when in "INPUT" mode. The channels that do register signal on inputs in "INPUT" mode sometimes do not playback in "SYNC" or "REPRODUCE" modes; there appears to be no signal from the channels on which I just recorded OR some channels play back in one mode and not the other OR the VU meters acknowledge a signal present but I can't hear it's output. What seems to be the problem? Thanks guys.

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  • Anonymous Jan 10, 2009

    Selective meters operate intermittantly

  • patrick484 May 11, 2010

    Do all of the meters operate intermittantly, or selective ones?

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You seem to have a faulty oscillator.

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