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SOURCE: I have a Tascam DA-30 which ejects the tape

Many different things could sause a problem, belts, mode switch, capacitors in capstan or head motor drive circuit. Hard to say what exactly is wrong with the machine without looking at it.

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SOURCE: My TASCAM DA-20 Mk II DAT doesn't play back any of my tapes. It still appears to record OK, but there is no level meter or sound or track finding when playing back, though the tape seems to be run

Hi Julian,
There is a lot that can go wrong with these miniature helical scan systems. When I had units like that I packed them off to Russ at New Jersey Factory Service and they were restored. I am not sure about parts like drums at this point but Russ is your best chance to get it working again. He has corrected CDRW and DAT as well as just about anything Tascam makes and he even fixed some Sony units too. I know him as the counterpart to the Chicago Factory Service facility when it was open. He was the Manager in New Jersey then.
New Jersey Factory Service, Inc.
16 Chestnut Avenue Suite 103 B
Emerson,New Jersey 07630
201-967-0060
Fax 201-967-0062
Mon- Wed 8-4 Thurs 8-3(July-Aug) Closed Fri Sat by appt.

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It needs cleaning and new belts some of which are very hard to find because they are smaller than a dime. It can be fixed if the Pinch Roller is not cracked.

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My TASCAM DA-20 Mk II DAT doesn't play back any of my tapes. It still appears to record OK, but there is no level meter or sound or track finding when playing back, though the tape seems to be run


Hi Julian,
There is a lot that can go wrong with these miniature helical scan systems. When I had units like that I packed them off to Russ at New Jersey Factory Service and they were restored. I am not sure about parts like drums at this point but Russ is your best chance to get it working again. He has corrected CDRW and DAT as well as just about anything Tascam makes and he even fixed some Sony units too. I know him as the counterpart to the Chicago Factory Service facility when it was open. He was the Manager in New Jersey then.
New Jersey Factory Service, Inc.
16 Chestnut Avenue Suite 103 B
Emerson,New Jersey 07630
201-967-0060
Fax 201-967-0062
Mon- Wed 8-4 Thurs 8-3(July-Aug) Closed Fri Sat by appt.

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Hi, My TASCAM DA-20 mkII DAT recorder is holding onto a tape. It will play the tape and there are no error messages, but the tape will not eject. How do I get the tape out without breaking the DAT...


A Technician usually has to get a tape out of a machine when this happens. In radio when I was Chief Engineer for several stations in Chicago I would send my defective decks to Russ at New Jersey Factory Service in Emerson NJ. He knows how to fix these units.
New Jersey Factory Service, Inc.
16 Chestnut Avenue Suite 103 B
Emerson,New Jersey 07630
201-967-0060
Fax 201-967-0062
Mon- Thurs 8-4 Closed Fri Sat by appt.

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Where can I get tapes for a tascam da -30 mk2 and what are the tapes sizes?


You need what are called "DAT TAPES". Just like Blank analogue audio cassettes they come in a range of lengths fro 15min to 180min. You'd be better off to use something like a 60 or 90min IMHO. Dat tapes can be purchased from places like "studio spares" or any other PRO media supplier. They can be quite pricey. I tend to buy mine in bulk on ebay.
Before you ask, not there are not different tapes for different machines, but the btands do vary. I use either HHB or AMPEX. DO NOT USE COMEPUTER DATA BACK UP CARTRIDGES as a cheap alternataive.....they are different and end up giving you a lot of loss and errors over the years...sometimes instantly (Tale it from experience!)
Best Of Luck

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I have a Tascam DA-30 which ejects the tape


Many different things could sause a problem, belts, mode switch, capacitors in capstan or head motor drive circuit. Hard to say what exactly is wrong with the machine without looking at it.

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The unit will need to have the cover pulled off and the tape drive mechanism unfastened , turned over and,the VERY small belt needs to be replaced
SBO1.55 belt from www.studiosoundelectronics.com

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I can help you if you are in Queensland Australia. :)

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I'm in Vermont and have 25+ years into it and good references

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