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Tascam DP01 wont get past please wait screen

When I turn the power on the screen shows the name, Tascam DP-01 then underneath says please wait. please help me

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Re: Tascam DP01 wont get past please wait screen

Usually an indication of bad sectors on the hard drive. This can be caused by bumping the unit when it is running, excessive vibration, a power failure while it is on, improper shutdown, or expoure to a strong magnetic field like having a subwoofer too close or an intermittent faulty power supply.

Your options are to return the unit (if it is still under warranty), or if not to open up the DP-01, remove the hard drive, connect it to a PC and perform a low level format (or take the drive to your nearest PC repair shop and have them reformat it).

Unfortunately you'll lose any data that wasn't backed up, but this should bring back your DP-01.

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Re: Tascam DP01 wont get past please wait screen

I have the same problem. 2 times already done a low-level format, but it still does not work, then what is going on or should I do something else?

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Here's a link to the DVD tutorial for the DP-02:

There is also a video on Tascam's support page for this product that you can download for free:;9,16,3580,19.html

You can ask questions here or consider joining Tascam Forums (I think it costs $4) and talk to Tascam experts from all over.

The DP-02 operates almost exactly as the DP-01 did, so manuals and videos for one should pretty much guide you correctly when applied to the other, but the video in the first link is the correct on for the DP-02.

Hope this helps.

Best of luck.


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No CD comes with the DP-01. The Tascam relys on your computers USB drivers to work.

You should probably try the DP-01 on someones else's computer first to se if it works there.

This is usually some kind of incompatiblity between the usb cable or the use hub and the usb speed (1.1 or 2.0). I would try bypassing any usb hub you might have in use first. If that doesn't work you might want to try another usb cable.

Good luck.


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Here is the location for the manual:;9,16,33,19.html

That site has the quick install guide as well as the manuals for the different dp-01 models.

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