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Hello i have a tascam 244 which is a four track tape recorder it is quite old i have sent it to tascam to have it fixed before but now it is not working,the metre lights come on for each track and the tape plays but there is no sound coming out of it.

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    vagra Apr 02, 2008

    dear dan thank you for your reply,i have jusy checked again the tascam the lights come on on the metres but there dials are not moving when i play a tape.It will cost me £35 pounds just for some one to look at it and another £10 to £20 to send it.It really is not worth it i've had this fixed before,the only reason i wish to use it is so i can put all the old tunes onto my copmputer.the tape player runs,bu the needles do not move.

    thanks again mate colin

  • vagra
    vagra Apr 02, 2008

    thank you dan will have a go,but there is no sound coming out

    all the best.

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Since there is movement in the meters, the heads are good. Look first for any cables or connectors that are loose. There is an "output" section in these that can fail. I don't recall whether this section is an IC or discrete components though. Check the cables and connectors and update this with what you find. I'll look up this model and find the output parts.
Dan

Posted on Mar 31, 2008

  • ABRsvcs Apr 02, 2008

    If the meters are not moving, I would first clean the heads with alcohol. Next, with the unit unplugged, look for the switch that is engaged when the unit is in record. This is usually a fairly long switch with multiple pins. If you see this one, spray it with an electronic switch cleaner (one that contains a lubricant too) and work the switch by hand back and forth (or up and down). If there is some dust/debris in there, it can cause this too.

    Keep us posted.

    Dan

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