Tascam 234

Discussion in 'TASCAM DIY Repairs and Mods' started by CPfan, May 25, 2018.

  1. CPfan

    CPfan New Member

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    Hope someone can help me with the issue I’m having. My 234 has been sitting for a few years so I just replaced both belts and it won’t play a tape. The heads move up and and tape moves just a little and than it stops it self. Fast forward and rewind work perfectly. So I’m not sure what to do next.
  2. CPfan

    CPfan New Member

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    Okay looks like the capstan motor doesn’t power up. Or well doesn’t move when I push play.
  3. SkywaveTDR

    SkywaveTDR Well-Known Member

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    If the motor is getting voltage then try turning it a little bit to move the commutator. If it still doe snot work then the drive transistors may be open. It might need a new motor. I could not really say for sure until I looked at it. I am not looking for more work as I have 200 already. Just some ideas- sometimes there is a switch that tells the motor a tape is in the compartment and that may be open- I have not dealt with this model for a while but the one I have here works.