Question about Audio Players & Recorders
I have a Tascam Porta One I bought new many years ago. I stopped using it several years ago and it sat on a shelf. I wanted to start using it again to transfer my tapes to my computer, but when I put a tape in, the tape heads moved in the way they are supposed to when I hit play, but nothing else happened, and now the heads won't retract so I can remove the tape. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance for any help you can provide.
It sounds like the rubber belt drive may have broken and tangeled in the drive mechanism. If you are confident you can disassemble it far enough to see if thats what happened. You can still obtain replacement belts. If not from Tascam, then try a good electronics store. Take the belt in and they can help you match it up. Thers also a possibility that your pause mechanism id stuck.
Posted on Apr 25, 2009
I have a Porta one, works like a champ, I also work with
Orange Sound of South Hadley owned by Greg Dwinell, a Tascam Service
center for all the east coast.
Your problem sounds like the drive belt dried out and broke, (same has happened to me). Simple solution is open it up and check the belt. Tascam belts are still available, call Greg @ Stuck tape in Tascam Porta One - space.gif"http://i.fixya.net/uploads/images/space.gifStuck tape in Tascam Porta One - space.giface.gif" class="h_mi" />413-533-0900
In the interim, use the small rubber band from u'r newspaper (acts just as well as a belt) to hold u over.
Best Regards, Steve, MarSayHarrington Associates (413) 533-9972
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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