Question about Tascam 2488 Portastudio Multitrack Recorder System

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Tascam 488 MKII

I am a TV rpair hobbyist who has a 'musician' friend that presented me with this Tascam 488 MKII (not the 2488) that he thinks is not working. Personally not knowing exactly what the machine is supposed to do or how to do it would help if I could procure a copy operating/owners' manual. Maybe its not malfunctioning at all. But if it is I I also wonder if anyone would have copies of schematics for the same. I did write to TEAC but had no response. Any ideas?
Thanks
Rob
ettmart1@shaw.ca

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  • ettmart Dec 18, 2007

    It is not the 2488 that I was looking for, but thanks.

    Rob

  • jrkunz Mar 31, 2008

    I have a tascam 488, quit using it for about 2 years, then turned it on and the VU meters all went up have way and stayed there... then when i hit play or record the tape slows down and then finaly stops. just a motor? any help out there: ? thanks, jim kunz

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