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    Well this sucks....... It works!!!!

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    I bought a "for parts " Portastudio 424 and then bought another so I could make two into one. Well the first one came the other day and I fired it up. At first the tape player stopped twice after trying to record for a couple seconds. After that, it worked fine........ Now what am I going to do the rest of the summer.......
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    I might be able to find some gear you can work on...Ampex MM-1000, 3M M-64, Tascam 58, Tascam 238, MCI JH-416 off the top of my head...

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    ......my wife told me I should work on my guitar playing instead....... ouch!!......
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    Maybe an ouch, but that's a GOOD wife!

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    Brad Bachelor
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    Nice problem to have, at least!
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    Try some fine adjusting it with this and see if it still works:

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    Quote Originally Posted by witzendoz View Post
    Try some fine adjusting it with this and see if it still works:

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    We are traveling around in a trailer right now... Our awning was stuck and I used that tool for some fine adjustment..... The new awning is on order.......

    On a semi-serious note though, the 424 does stop (almost like its binding), the first two or three times I push play (or record) everyday I use it. After it stops for a couple of seconds, the tape drive shuts off. I'll fast forward and rewind a couple of times then it works fine. The tape driving wheel seems plenty strong enough.

    The other thing is, the capistan starts moving as soon as I turn the machine power button in the back on. It spins until I turn off the power button on the back. Is this Normal??
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    Yes, capstan spins all the time when the 424 is powered.

    On your other issue is there any way you can post a short video of the problem? Are you saying you press PLAY and it won't stay in play? It'll stop by itself and the heads drop away from the tape?

    Nice use of an awning tool btw.

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    And define "tape driving wheel". Are you talking about the spindles that drive the reels of tape?

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