My Tascam had the usual issue of a worn out Gear C, got a new one in and every runs perfectly now. The issue is that it got no sound, nor there's any signal on the VU meters.
Anyone with the same issue? And if it got fixed?
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Dual cassette deck are often poorly built and full of problem with age. They are typically not worth repair. Get a good deck like the Tascam 122 Mk II as these can be repairs.
I have consulted with clients that have dual decks and the cost to repair will get you a Tascam 122 Mk II in restored condition and it works much much better. I should know as I have been repairing decks for 40 years so far.
cassette decks have line OUTPUTS. If it records there may be line inputs. Connect the OUTPUTS to the appropriate INPUTs on ur amp. Select the correct input on the amp. If it doesn't work u will need to verify the amp inputs work and that the tape outputs r active.
If so chg the cables.
The RCA outputs sockets on the 122 connect to either tape 1 or tape 2 "PLAY". on the Nad.
The Line In Jacks on the 122 connect to the record of tape 1 or tape 2 rec of the Nad.
If you connect it to tape 1 connect both to that.
To listen to the deck you select either tape 1 or 2 depending which you have connected it too.
With this kind of mechanism you need to open the deck up and assist the cam wheel by hand to get the eject block and heads to go down to the stop mode. This is the only way to get a tape out without destruction to both tape and machine. I have done it a few times. If you can not do it yourself, I am in the Chicago area as Skywave Tape Deck Repair. I can get the tape out.
Well which is it 122 mk III or the 238?
The grease in the 122 will harden with time and gear crack or lose teeth. The deck needs to be worked on. There is myself in Chicago,
Russ in New Jersey that are still working Teac Technicians. There is Adrian in CA but I am not sure he wants to work on cassette decks.
The Tascan 122 Mk III does not have a computer in it to give error codes. I suspect that you have a power supply issue but I can only help you if I see the unit. I am in the Chicago area and run a shop for fixing these decks. I have been doing it for 40 years and have worked at the Teac Factory Service in IL. [email protected] if you need my help. The symptoms are recognized as a cracked transport gear that is resolved by a new gear and a transport cleaning and new grease put in. I have done about 6 of them as this is described. I have parts in stock.
there is a mechanical problem in your tape deck. probably a losen rubber band. it clicks because the rubber is too lose to move the mechinal parts. so when you power off, it losen the whole machanical parts..it is very easy to replace..opend the deck and check it out..good luck