Tape controls not wokring at all, tape deck not engaging Tascam Portastudio 424

Discussion in 'TASCAM DIY Repairs and Mods' started by Scott Walker, Feb 3, 2022.

  1. Scott Walker

    Scott Walker New Member

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    Hi all

    I have a tascam 424 and changed all the belts with correct replacements. The item powers on but the controls do not do anythign nor can I get the cassette deck to engage. Is there a known issue with the controls for the tape part thats common other than the belts?
  2. SkywaveTDR

    SkywaveTDR Well-Known Member

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    The cam system need to be clean of old grease and that could be the problem. The little motor will not over come any of those old greases they used that harden up. This happens in a lot of decks and I take the time to remove that damping grease they used and put in Lubriplate 105 and then the units work like new. It is not the buttons.