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Play back/recording of tapes

When I play back my recorded tapes I only get one track depending on the direction of the tape. Left to right I get the left audio track, right to left I get the right track. The vu meters seem to work fine in the record mode but not in the playback mode.

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  • dallas8497 Aug 25, 2008

    I recorded some this morning with the same problem on playback If the heads are out of alignment why would it not play this new recording properly? I can see it not playing tapes recorded earlier but why doesn't it play back the new recording properly?

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The heads are out of alignment. This is a simple adjustment when using an alignment tape. Realize that any tapes that you record at this time WILL NOT play correctly once the unit is re-aligned. This should be a relatively inexpensive labor only repair.

Dan

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  • ABRsvcs Aug 25, 2008

    Thanks for the update. With the current recording not playing back correctly, it is NOT an alignment problem. Lets move on... The next test is to start recording and switch between monitoring the source and the tape. This is usually a switch that swithces the meters from looking at the inputs (for setting the input recording level) to the outputs to be sure that the tape is not getting saturated. Report back here with the results.



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Check the conections if some where loose.

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  • tech expert12 Aug 25, 2008

    also check the settings are they proper .some times the problem is of that only.

  • tech expert12 Aug 25, 2008

    also try to allign the heads and check if that works.its very simple.but if do not understand get it repaired .because if it does not set properly then it will cost you more.so take your time .think and then choose what to do.do it your self or take it to the repair center.

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