DA-98. Servo error 31

Discussion in 'DRTS Multi-channel Recorders' started by Miffe, Dec 3, 2019 at 3:56 PM.

  1. Miffe

    Miffe New Member

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    Hello,

    I bought a Tascam DA-98, turned it on and put a tape in it. Got this error message:

    WARNING !!
    Servo error 31
    Cycle the power

    In the error manual it says: Occurrence of tape slack during tape runs. Cycle the power and replace the tape.
    I have tried to restart the unit a few times but the tape won´t come out when I press the eject button.
    Is there a combination of buttons to press at startup to eject the tape? I don´t want to open the unit.
  2. wkrbee

    wkrbee Active Member

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    The tape has unspooled inside the machine. If you are in the U.S. I work on these. 25 year Tascam Factory Tech. PM me