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Screw fell out - tape transport mechanism stopped working

Hi - my tcd-d8 suddenly stopped working. I discovered that a screw had come out of the inner workings which stopped tape movement in playback, FF and RW. I took it to an engineer who had it on his bench for over a month before telling me basically that he didn't know how to fix it. I have managed to get as far as removing the cover but the problem seems to stem from the next level down. It's very frustrating as I feel sure it's really just a question of putting the screw back in - if only I could be confident about removing the top layer. The electronics seem fine. Can anyone give me an idea about how to go about doing this or am I just going to make matters worse? Thanks, Cairoguy

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Re: Screw fell out - tape transport mechanism stopped...

No Dave am in Cairo. Will be back in Glasgow later this year though and may give them a call. Maybe time to move on to solid-state although I love the D8. Thanks

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If you are in the UK, I recommend 'Richmond Film Services' who have an excellent engineer. David

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