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by abramius
Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:28 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tascam 388 Maintenance, Repair and FAQ thread
Replies: 25
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Tascam 388 capstan issue

I'm still stuck on a troubleshooting issue with my board. Everything seems to spin WITHOUT tape loaded, except the capstan which will spin for awhile if I give it a gentle twist, but it eventually slows and stops. Nothing spins with tape loaded. Not the capstan nor the tape reel spindles. Belt seems...
by abramius
Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:53 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tascam 388 capstan issue. Do I need new motor?
Replies: 0
Views: 322

Tascam 388 capstan issue. Do I need new motor?

Here's the issue; with or without tape on, the capstan will not spin, however, if I start the capstan with a gentle twist it will start to spin for a bit but then eventually slow to a stop again. I took the bottom off and checked the belt, and it seems in good shape, though I'm unsure what the tensi...