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Screen lights up but cannot see or read anything

When I turn on my Tascam 2488 (mark1) the screen appears green but it is not possible to read anything on it. It had been coming and going for some time but now nothing appears at all.

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Hi,

This issue just popped up on here a couple of weeks ago. Here is a copy of that exchange which might address your problem too:

posted by calman71 on Nov 01, 2008 screen lights up white, no picture Best Solution posted on Nov 03, 2008 Screen lights up but cannot see or read anything - 3%20stars.png
BostonDave The only thing to try would be to locate the contrast knob next to the screen (near lower right of screen) and turn it to see if the picture gets better. I have the Mk1 which has a green screen, but I find that one is only visible when the contrast knob is pretty much exactly on center.

If that doesn't do it, I would begin to suspect a loose connection behind the LCD screen. You could probably remove the cover and locate the connector yourself, but depending on how old your 2488 is doing so might effect the warranty.

Cheers.

bd. Comment by calman71, posted on Nov 06, 2008 Turns out to be loose wires.Thank you for helping ,

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I want to erase all of my data on the tascam 2488


Register and download the manual for free at audio.manualsonline.com

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Modifing the Tascam 2488 for external display


Check out

www.hgr2488.co.uk

They sell a module to install in the tascam. Works really well.

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Tascam 2488 locked up/frozen


This will reinitialize it to the factory settings. All data (music) will be lost.
With the 2488 turned OFF
Simultaneouly, hold down the Quick Routing, Shift, Send and Shut Down buttons.
With all buttons pressed .... turn the 2488 ON.

It shoulld go through the normal boot up screens, including a screen that states ' partitioning drive', etc. When finished it will show ' Factory Settings Reinitialized - Reboot (or something like that) and you are done.

I have the original 2488 as well, and tried everything recommended to address the HDD lockups.
I think I know why Tascam eliminated the Tone Generator (Drums) on the MKII and Neo versions.
Too much for the processor to handle?? Hope this helps.

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Tascam 2488 mk2


The only thing to try would be to locate the contrast knob next to the screen (near lower right of screen) and turn it to see if the picture gets better. I have the Mk1 which has a green screen, but I find that one is only visible when the contrast knob is pretty much exactly on center.

If that doesn't do it, I would begin to suspect a loose connection behind the LCD screen. You could probably remove the cover and locate the connector yourself, but depending on how old your 2488 is doing so might effect the warranty.

Cheers.

bd.

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2488 will not boot up, says not reading the hdd check the h/w .


Usually this is a problem with the Hard Drive not getting enough power to spin up properly. The AC power adapter is the usual suspect.

bd.

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Tascam 2488 Portastudio screen.


You could add an HGR monitor interface module to display the 2488 on a PC monitor.
www.hgr2488.co.uk


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That way you don't need to look at a damaged display and the 2488 (MK1, MKII and NEO) work just like before.

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Instructions


Link to Tascam 2488 documents page:
http://tascam.com/Products/2488_downloads.html

Individual Items as Listed:

Link to the Tascam 2488 product brochure:
http://tascam.com/Products/2488/2488_bro.pdf

Link to the Tascam 2488 application guide:
http://tascam.com/Products/2488/2488_AppGuide.pdf

Here's the link to the Tascam 2488 quick start guide:
http://tascam.com/Products/2488/2488_quickstart.pdf

Link to the updated Tascam 2488 manual:
http://www.tascamcontractor.com/ftp_resour...w_additions.pdf

Link to the Tascam 2488 manual additions:
http://www.tascamcontractor.com/ftp_resour...e_additions.pdf

Link to the Tascam 2488 MIDI Parameter Mapping
http://www.tascamcontractor.com/ftp_resour...ontrol_v0.2.pdf

Link to TASCAM 2488 Hi-Res images:
http://www.tascamcontractor.com/ftp_resour...488_images.html

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I can't figure out how to record on 8 tracks at the same time.


Link to Tascam 2488 documents page:
http://tascam.com/Products/2488_downloads.html

Individual Items as Listed:

Link to the Tascam 2488 product brochure:
http://tascam.com/Products/2488/2488_bro.pdf

Link to the Tascam 2488 application guide:
http://tascam.com/Products/2488/2488_AppGuide.pdf

Here's the link to the Tascam 2488 quick start guide:
http://tascam.com/Products/2488/2488_quickstart.pdf

Link to the updated Tascam 2488 manual:
http://www.tascamcontractor.com/ftp_resour...w_additions.pdf

Link to the Tascam 2488 manual additions:
http://www.tascamcontractor.com/ftp_resour...e_additions.pdf

Link to the Tascam 2488 MIDI Parameter Mapping
http://www.tascamcontractor.com/ftp_resour...ontrol_v0.2.pdf

Link to TASCAM 2488 Hi-Res images:
http://www.tascamcontractor.com/ftp_resour...488_images.html

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Tascam 2488


Link to Tascam 2488 documents page:
http://tascam.com/Products/2488_downloads.html

Individual Items as Listed:

Link to the Tascam 2488 product brochure:
http://tascam.com/Products/2488/2488_bro.pdf

Link to the Tascam 2488 application guide:
http://tascam.com/Products/2488/2488_AppGuide.pdf

Here's the link to the Tascam 2488 quick start guide:
http://tascam.com/Products/2488/2488_quickstart.pdf

Link to the updated Tascam 2488 manual:
http://www.tascamcontractor.com/ftp_resour...w_additions.pdf

Link to the Tascam 2488 manual additions:
http://www.tascamcontractor.com/ftp_resour...e_additions.pdf

Link to the Tascam 2488 MIDI Parameter Mapping
http://www.tascamcontractor.com/ftp_resour...ontrol_v0.2.pdf

Link to TASCAM 2488 Hi-Res images:
http://www.tascamcontractor.com/ftp_resour...488_images.html

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