Question about Tascam 2488 Portastudio Multitrack Recorder System
My TASCAM 2488 cannot boot up. When I start it, it says,"cannot boot. not detecting HDD correctly. Check H-W". How can I solve this issue? Thanks a lot.
Posted by thiagofo on
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.
Posted on Mar 05, 2009
I traded an old computer for a 2488. I planned to use it for recording live bands. I was listening to the material recorded by the previous owner when I suddenly got a system error. I figured the hard drive had crashed so I was looking for a service manual when I came upon your post to factory reset. It worked! Thanks for putting that info out there!
Hi I had the same problem and a tech from tascam told me how to reset the unit and that fixed it for me.....
Directions ; power off unit...then hold down these four buttons;
quick rout button ...shift button....send button and the shut down button...while holding these four butoons down turn on the unit ...when it says initialize let go of buttons and it should reset...
hope this helps JP
Posted on Feb 20, 2009
Nov 10, 2010..(Tascam 2488)
.I had the same problem...Thought it was the hard drive, changed it , same message..I tried the shift, send, shut down, quick route,, no luck..Tried different adapters, nothing..Also tried swapping master, slaves,, etc..Tried going straight to the hard drive with out going to Cd Rom...NOTHING!!Tried different ribbon wire(Flat one)..NADA!! Just out of a whim, my cousin had an extra CD Rom...What the HECK!!Lets try it...GUess what???BINGO!!!!It was the CD-Rom....Aparently everything has to be connected, cannot single anything out...It started, disk Detection,, reading song,, Now working, ect...I was EXTATIC,,lol..May be the same for other musicians having this problem..Cd-Roms are cheap...Give it a try and WRITE BACK...Really would like to HEAR IT WORK for other..Leave a comment ......CARL--IN-Louisiana......
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Thank you so much I remember I had to this with a previous porta studio. This process works atreat. Remember hold down all 3 plus the shut down then swithch off I repeated the process twice and it re booted soundless no crackles or hums full volume on all channels again thank you for posying
Thank you so much this process works and I,m so relieved I bought this second hand a bit cheaply I think he thought it was knacked. but its working just fine thank you for posting