I looked online but couldn't find any belt diagrams or anything like that. Please contact us if there is any item of interest. Realistically, no one was ever going to comprehensively demonstrate one of these to an individual customer on demand, and Tascam must have known that. Is the idler wheel swinging into place? This has drive from a belt but also has a moving pulley that needs to be able to move and old grease may be stopping it. Once moved, in my case, the belt gripped at the motor end and started to turn the flywheel.
Near perfect cosmetic condition on this one. When I decided to resurrect it again I found out the tape was stuck exactly as it happened to you. The heads had been locked forward for years like about 16 years. I had the same issue with the recorder, except my cassette was actually in the recorder with the heads trapping it and would not eject the tape rendering it inoperable and loss of recorded music for years. It spins freely and I don't see why it doesn't engage.
Thank you so much to you and ofcourse my brother too for being the clever and patient one. I do because I worked for Teac before they closed down in Chicago. Make tight corners on the belt by pressing one side against the other and measuring the length against the ruler. I guess the only people that can provide that are Tascam. May 31, 2011 Havent find the porta 07, most simmilar I think is. Offers smooth operation with less resistance.
I have done it a few times. If it is the tape sensors, I don't see the issue. Any help will be appreciated. I can get the tape out. Thank you for leaving this post up.
When you choose the product an image will came. The flywheel is belt-driven and was not spinning. Clean up every time you take a break in the middle of each session. I even checked out the Service Manual and there was nothing! Thought the problem was that the recorder cover had fallen off! Maybe you could describe it to me or send me a picture of how it's supposed to look. There are converter software pieces that will convert anything out there. Two of the inputs had volume boosters which allowed them to take microphone signals of varying impedances. I got the heads to retract, but it will only play or record if you slam it on the floor.
I have searched the internet for a solution but have found nothing so far. Maybe they can advise of an equivalent if they no longer stock official drive belts. There is also a spindle that spools the tape from one reel to the other within the cassette. So when you press the buttons, it is probably stretching rather than providing traction. From what I can see, the cog that drives the spindle that spools the cassette tape does not engage. Jul 02, 2015 Rob is essentially correct and I have gotten belts from Consolidated.
It needs to go to a Technician who used to repair these and get the old grease out and make the mechanism work like it is suppose to. Before tackling the recorder, we then had to reassemble the cassette. Fingers cross whatever it was is gone now. . It was enough in my case. May 11, 2014 If he wants you to get parts then I would suggest you get a different Technician. You can get a set of belts from Marrs Communications for that model.
It is actually in pristine condition except for one problem, the drive system for the cassette playback does not work. If I can fix it it would be awesome…. Refunds by law: In Australia, consumers have a legal right to obtain a refund from a business if the goods purchased are faulty, not fit for purpose or don't match the seller's description. My recordings sound truly grim. Pressing them back by pressing the plastic between the erase and write heads made enough space.