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Tascam DA30 Mk1 drawer and noise problems

My Tascam DA30 Mk 1 is exhibiting 2 faults. If you insert a tape it very often spits it out again straight away accompanied by the 'Open' message. Also, when a tape is playing, or even when you are sending a signal through the machine with a stationary tape and the record button pushed there is a rhythmic clicking sound ( about 2 per second ) on analogue or digital out. Any ideas?

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  • tim58 Jan 23, 2009

    Thanks, I'll take a look : )

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HI...
There are 2 belts in the mechanism that would need replacing.
I've fixed 2 of these.
There's a very small belt on the underside of the tape drive assembly
1.55 inch belt x 0.039
www.studiosoundelectronics.com # SBO1.55
Dont remember the other

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Sound like it needs servicing.

You prob have a bad or warn capstain or pinch roller.

Also replace the belts if this unit is not direct drive. The mechanics are simple. The only relacement parts are the rubber.

Posted on Jan 23, 2009

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