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Problem with the hdd. check the h/w

I havent used the tascam 2488 in a while but it was stored in a warm dry place . now it wont boot up . what do i do and will the memory be lost.

Same problem. Checked the cables, over and over again. Power is not the problem. It turns on, but fails to boot. I read somewhere that formatting the HDD may help. But what format (NTSF, FAT32, other?) should I use? Where can I get this info?

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  • xumbrega Jul 08, 2008

    Actually - I tried formatting with seagate's own OS - as suggested elsewhere in the web. To no avail. Cables, power, etc. are functioning.

  • clayton8180 Aug 10, 2008

    I am in the exact same situation. I got the 2488 out after properly storing it for a few months and received the same message. I never had any problems with it before.

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My tascam truns on but tell me i have a TG initialize error and just hangs can u help

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  • tj49133 Aug 25, 2008

    my tascam 2488 TellS me i have a TG initialize error AND JUST HANGS THERE ATA START UP CAN U HELP

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I tried everything that I can think of also, so I am going to send it into the shop. I will post what they tell me.
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Tascam 2488 digital portastudio


Your HD risk to be corrupted, probably need to be removed and tested on a different device, I see if I can find the schematics

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Mar 08, 2008 | Tascam 2488 Portastudio Multitrack...

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MY PC wont recognize my Tascam Portastudio device2488, i have Vista


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I use Vista and my 2488 MK1.

When you plug in the USB cable from the 2488 into your Vista PC, Vista will always say 'not recognised'.
You do not need any PC drivers for the 2488. On the Tascam 2488, go to 'Menu', then 'Disk', then 'USB Open/Close', then click 'Yes'.
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You'll see three folders in there: WAVE, SMF and BACKUP.
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by pulling the connection, then reconnect it again.

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If it's still under warranty, take it back if it does not work properly.

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2488 will not boot up, says not reading the hdd check the h/w .


Usually this is a problem with the Hard Drive not getting enough power to spin up properly. The AC power adapter is the usual suspect.

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Oct 21, 2008 | Tascam 2488 Portastudio Multitrack...

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Turning the power off with out going through the shut-down process will sometimes trash the hard drive making it un readable. To force format of hard drive hold down the shut down, send, shift and quick routing keys at the same time then turn power on. This will format the HD. When finished the display will show "Factory initalize complete" "please power off" NOTE you will lose every thing on the HD including the demo song.

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Repartition and format the hard drive. There are specific instructions elsewhere on the Internet. I did this about six months ago. I believe my problem came about after I stored my 2488 on top of my monitors - I believe the exposure to the magnetic fields corrupted the boot partition on the drive.

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TASCAM 2488 won't boot up..HELP!


reseat the HDD cables, just unplug them and blow on them to remove any dust or anything on the cables and the connectors and plug them back in, but first make sure it is unplugged from the socket and once it is press the power button to let all the power out of it so you don't shock yourself , i hope I was helpful and it solves your issue

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Problem with the hdd. check the h/w


before actually addressing the issue I need to know if you are sure that the unit is getting power. You may just have a power cord issue.

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