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My recorder functioned just fine for about a year and a half. Now all of the sudden it only records and plays back loud static. I've never dropped it or anything. Does anybody have any idea what could be casing this? I just hope the mic isn't broken irreparably.

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  • thedre Sep 07, 2012

    I don't think it's the mic. If you notice, however, if you have it set to show levels just before recording, the Yamaha is getting static noises entering the unit without the mic doing it. It's some kind of crosstalk inside the system.

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Your assessment that it duplicates CD's internally fits with an analog-only failure mode. Let's make sure the signal is getting past your RCA jacks on the deck...

Put the deck in a Rec/Standby mode and make sure an analog source registers adequate volume on the meters. If it's good there and doesn't change with cable swapping between the input channels, you're right, the problem is internal. Maybe the volume potentiometer itself has developed a dead spot. Manually rotate it throughout its range many times to wipe it clean.

If you have an external optical digital source use it to check the meters in digital recording mode to be sure they're about even. The same knob affects analog and digital levels.

If you have the deck connected via the traditional Tape Monitor circuit in a receiver you should be able to tell by ear if the one channel is dead or too low. This puts all of the recording circuitry including the volume knob in line with your receiver.

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