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Tascam DA 40 DAT Machine ." Loading error "

Inserting DAT Cassette Tape , display shows "Loading Error ".Pressing play button tape is not playing . Unable to remove cassete , as pressing the eject botton wont help .
Ranjan.
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  • Anonymous Jan 08, 2009

    it's a pain in the ***. I think you have to make sure the tape is tight in the cassette before you insert it. You have to take the shell off and manually move the pivot arm to make the mechanism release.

  • attic9 May 14, 2009

    My problem also. Any suggestions for the do-it-yourselfer?
    Thanks.


  • Brad Madix
    Brad Madix Mar 10, 2014

    I actually don't care what's wrong with the machine. I'd like to get the tape out!

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The DAT machine needs new belts and maybe some cleaning. These fail all the time due to old belts that lose the tension that is required.

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SOURCE: I have a Tascam DA-30 which ejects the tape

Many different things could sause a problem, belts, mode switch, capacitors in capstan or head motor drive circuit. Hard to say what exactly is wrong with the machine without looking at it.

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