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Luxman DAT Recording problems

Getting drop outs in split second intervals when I playback tape after a recording is made. These are new DAT tapes

Also tape rewinds very slow. FF works ok

Please advise

Thanks very much

Brian

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  • Brian Stoutenburg Jan 29, 2008

    Hello



    Thanks for your fast reply to my questions



    I tried what you said about ff the tape and then try recording. I can't play my recording to test for drop outs because the tape won't rewind to the beginning.



    Are there belts that may need changing?



    Thaks again



    Brian

  • Brian Stoutenburg Jan 29, 2008

    Thanks for all you great advice



    Brian

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If the tapes you are using are "tight" it may be causing both the drop out and rew problems. Always a good idea when you buy fresh recording media to ff then threw it through to ensure that the tape is layered flat. they can tighten up in transit sometimes in shipping from manufacture. The unit will need some service work done also. A head clean could also help with the drop out. Use a Chamois tipped head cleaning tool to do thisusing iso alchol only AND A VERY GENTLE APPROACH. The drum heads themselves are very small and VERY FRAGILE!! Easily broken if you do not clean the correctly. Take it to a vcr/video camera tech for a clean and service of the tape path.

Posted on Jan 29, 2008

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  • Graeme Ross
    Graeme Ross Jan 29, 2008

    Check to see if other old tapes you have perform the same way in the unit. This may tell you if you are suffering a tape problem.Good Luck

  • Graeme Ross
    Graeme Ross Jan 29, 2008

    check out

    http://www.thevintageknob.org/LUXMAN/KD1...



    The transport used in yo deck was built by sony. Same as used in the DTC-1000ES


  • Graeme Ross
    Graeme Ross Jan 29, 2008

    and here is a good thread on mechanical problems these old girls may have. It is worth getting going again. Probably has dried grease problems in the reel assemly/failing belt/reel brake jammed. Up to you to go the mechanical approach and see what you can find. OR take it to a sony guy that knows camcorder chassis. Very similar technology

  • Graeme Ross
    Graeme Ross Jan 29, 2008

    or finally... phew... http://www.manualsparadise.com/ShowProdu...



    to pay for some service bulletins that apply to the reel brake locking on. Good Luck. I know i didn't fix it for you but a "Fixya rating would be great for the effort to find this out for you ;)

  • Graeme Ross
    Graeme Ross Jan 29, 2008

    oops forgot the mech thread http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/showthrea...



    last word :)

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