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Error 12 sys reset

I have a DP02 multitrack recorder. When I turn it on it says error 12 sys reset please power down. Sometimes it goes to shutdown mode and just stays there and it shows musical notes flying. It stays there and never shuts down.Is there a way to fix this online or do I have to send it away?

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Usually caused by a faulty or inadequate power supply failing to get the drive spinning up to the required speed.

I'd try replacing the power supply with one that matches the specs in the manual first to see if that fixes the problem.

If it doesn't you're looking at a possible hard drive reformat which will mean taking the drive out, hooking it up to a computer, reformating and then placing the drive back into the DP02.

Fortunately in most cases its a simple matter of replacing the power adapter.

Good lick.

bd.

Posted on Jan 02, 2009

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System error code:01
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Turns out it was a hard drive error. I tried everything. I used the "Quick Routing/Shift/Send/ShutDown" trick where you press all four buttons at once and keep them pressed down throughout while you power on the unit util you see a message saying "System Reset Complete. Now Power Down". Numerous times it came on and said stuff like "creating partition," "creating song" and "now working" but it always ended with "System Error Code:01". That trick is upposed to reset system par?meters to default and erase everything from the hard drive and reset the hard drive. I even removed the hard drive, hooked it up to my Windows 10 PC and used Windows utils to reate and/or delete partitions and both "quick" and regular format. I also tried all the hard drive utils from the manufacturers like a formatting and a scrubbing util etc.,.nothing ?orked until I downloaded, inst?lled ?nd used a low level format utility called "Hard Disk Low Level Format Tool," its installation file is called "HDDLLFsetup.4.40.exe" which is available from mul?iple internet sites, just search for it. Here is how to repair your Tascam hard drive or prepare any new hard drive for installtion or upgrade that is giving endless problems and system error codes on the Tascam:
1. Open your recorder and remove the hard drive from the Tascam. If you're unsure about doing this there is a YouTube video av?iable about how to replace your Tascam 2488 hard drive.
2. Connect that drive by any means available to your laptop or PC. I used a USB to SATA ad?pter and connected it to my laptop, I also successfully did this using my desktop PC.
3. Run the "HDDLLFsetup.4.40.exe" application and install it.
4. Now use the newly installed "Hard Disk Low Level Format Tool" utility.
5. Select your hard drive then the low level format tab and don't sele?t the "quick" option, make sure it does a full low level format. It'll be slow and t?ke some time. Any hard dive prepared like this will ?ork in the Tasc?m except incompatible or damaged hard drives.
6. Reinstall hard drive into Tascam and simply power on the Tasc?m. Do not use any special boot up tricks with any key combinations, just turn it on.
7. Select "yes" when asked if you want to form?t the drive. W?it a few seconds until it completes cre?ting and working. It should boot up to normal use mode and be ready for recording within 3 minutes. If yours takes longer your hard drive may be damaged and need replacing. I tried other hard drive utilities from Hitachi, Seagate, S?msung and Western Digital but none worked. O?ly the "HDDLLFsetup.4.40.exe" was able to fix the problem.

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This information expands upon the error code information contained in the Link 2000 Owner?s Manual.
E-01 Inverter high DC/Battery voltage shutdown Battery voltage has risen above 15.5 VDC for 12-volt models or 31 VDC for 24-volt models.
E-02 Inverter low DC/Battery voltage shutdown Battery voltage has dropped below 10 VDC for 12-volt units or 20 VDC for 24-volt units.
E-03 Inverter or Charger overtemp shutdown Unit will reset automatically after it has cooled sufficiently.
E-04 Battery overload Caused by excessively discharged batteries. See section in inverter owner?s manual titled ?Charging overdischarged batteries.?
E-05 AC Backfeed AC power from an outside source has been fed to the AC output of the inverter. Potentially damaging to the unit. Disconnect incoming AC power and correct the situation.
E-06 Electronic Overload Inverter overload caused by too large a load or a short circuit. Reset by cycling power switch or connecting incoming AC power.
E-07 Triac control error Triac has overheated. Shut down unit and allow to cool.
E-08 High battery voltage shutdown during charge mode Check all charging sources for proper voltage. Reset by cycling the power switch.
E-09 Spare
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E-15 Incoming AC polarity reversed Check incoming AC wiring for a reverse polarity condition.
CCC Indicates battery being charged. Displayed when Time remaining is selected. LO BAT More than 50% of declared capacity of battery 1 or battery 3 has been consumed.
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I had the same message on my DP02 error 12 please power down. I went to an electronics store and asked a computer technician and he said it probably isn't getting proper power to start up .We looked at the manual specifications for power and found it needed a power adaptor which has an output of 12 volts and 2.5 amps which is 2500ma. Once I put that adaptor on it everything powered up and it works great.Look for an adaptor that says output 12v 2500ma and it should work fine.

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You've got two inputs on the DP-02 so you can record two sources at once.

Depending on how you want the electric guitar recorded (mic the amp, or direct line in) you can in the first case plug your guitar mic into one of the mic inputs on DP02 and plug your vocal mic into the other mic input. You also have the option of plugging the guitar directly into the DP02 (using the hi-z input - I believe it is labelled 'guitar' or something on the DP02. I any event I believe it's the one on the left). This way you only need one mic for use recording the vocal part.

To avoid any 'bleed' between channels you can use the headphones while recording this way and you'll avoid having the unamplified guitar sound coming through over the vocal mic.

Once you have the mics or guitar and mic plugged into two inputs, you need to assign the inputs to a channel (track) to record on. You do this by pressing the select button for the input and then pressing the select button for the track where you want to record the input. Do this for both inputs so that they are recording on different tracks. Then arm the tracks for recording by pressing the record button for each track and the lighted buttons will flash above each armed track. Then just press play and record and you'll be recording. You can go back and redo it as many times as you like and record over what is there, or preserve a take and assign a new track (or tracks) for another take. You've got 8 to play with.

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