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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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'. On your PC the 2488 will appear as a new hard drive in the 'Computer' folder, called HDR2488. You'll see three folders in there: WAVE, SMF and BACKUP. Use the WAVE folder to import and export WAV files, the SMF folder to import midi files to the 2488, and the BACKUP folder is where you can import and export Backup files to and from the 2488. Hope this helps!
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.
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.
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