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The 112 unit uses a cam operated transport- it may need a new 6.5" belt and some head base lubrication as well as the feedback pot spray cleaned. I do them all the time.

Tascam 122MKIII... | Answered on Jan 09, 2018

Look for small leaver or any contact switches. They might have become bent out of shape or broken, or have dirt in them, cutting off the sound. Also check the leads coming from the head, they might have become detached or at least you can trace where they join the PC board. If you touch where they join you should get a buzz on either channel.

Tascam 122MKIII... | Answered on Jan 09, 2018

There are a number of things that can cause a CD not to read and then be rejected. It can be dirt accumulated on the lens, lack of correct spin up of the spindle motor- they often times need good oiling and then maybe the deck does not know the tray is in due to a faulty switch. The questions are does it focus, does it spin up to proper rate and will it read the TOC?

Tascam Audio... | Answered on Jan 09, 2018

The tape needs to be extracted by a Technician as getting it out any other way can damage the machine. I see these failures all the time and is due to old grease and a broken Gear C. I have these gears custom made and am one of only two sources for them now world wide.

Tascam Audio... | Answered on Jan 06, 2018

I believe that these are still available. Contact Teac for spares. They can give you the part number and cost.


Tascam Audio... | Answered on Jan 06, 2018

I have one here at my shop that does the same thing almost. I found a gear broken in the mechanism system. The flashing LEDs tells you that the system control IC can not get the transport where it is suppose to go. The Gear C as described in the manual was the problem in the deck here. The head base was in the up position in this unit and thus would not eject. My E mail is skywavebe@sbcglobal.net. Due to the amount of dis-assembly to get to the transport control section this might be a job for a technician.

Tascam Audio... | Answered on Jan 05, 2018

Your owners manual can be found at manualslib.com by searching your model number and choosing manualslib under the heading TASCAM 2488MKII OWNER'S MANUAL Pdf Download.
Tascam has a help line at 323-727-7617. If you haven't done your homework in deciphering the users manual, I would not call them. Their service is free, but their on phone time for help is limited and they can be quite surly.

Tascam Audio... | Answered on Dec 18, 2017


When you connect a Universal Serial Bus (USB) Microsoft Windows CE-based device to a computer that is running Microsoft Windows 2000, the computer may halt with a "Bugcheck code 0000000A" error message on a blue screen. If you restart your computer and try to reattach the device, the error message occurs again.

This error message occurs only on computers that are using the Microsoft Wceusbsh.sys driver and ActiveSync 3.1 to synchronize a Windows CE-based device with the host computer. This problem has been noticed on legacy-free computers only (computers with no COM ports or motherboard ISA bus slots).

The error code may be similar to:

Bugcheck code 0000000A
Arguments ffffffdc 00000002 00000000 804177ed

ChildEBP RetAddr Args to Child
f2453c98 804177ed 80431944 ff676980 ffffffff ntoskrnl!_KiTrap0E+0x27c
f2453d1c 804176fe 80473378 80473364 ff676980 ntoskrnl!ExpScanGeneralLookasideList+0x1b
f2453d2c 8046028d 00000000 00000000 00000000 ntoskrnl!ExAdjustLookasideDepth+0x18
f2453da8 804524f6 00000000 00000000 00000000 ntoskrnl!KeBalanceSetManager+0xcc
f2453ddc 80465b62 804601c8 00000000 00000000 ntoskrnl!PspSystemThreadStartup+0x69
00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 ntoskrnl!_KiThreadStartup+0x16Not all of the parameter values will be the same on all computers. Additionally, it would be unusual to see Wceusbsh.sys in the call stack. The fault should occur after (above, in the stack) the ExpScanGeneralLookasideList function.


This issue occurs because of a problem with the way kernel lookaside lists are handled by the Windows CE Wceusbsh.sys synchronization driver.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

Tascam Audio... | Answered on Nov 02, 2017

Mine also would not play back on any of the channels but would record. The problem was on the lower board, capacitors C105, C205, C305 and C405, all are 220uF, rated at 10V - on a 9V machine! All four went leaky, which meant that the op-amps each were connected to got a bias which drove the output to 8.5V and no output.
I replaced all four capacitors with new ones rated at 25V and it works again!

Tascam Starter... | Answered on Oct 24, 2017

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