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    Remote Control for TSR8? Is it the same as the 238?

    Thanks JP. I seem to remember you have a TSR8 yes?
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    Remote Control for TSR8? Is it the same as the 238?

    I thought I had posted this yesterday.....I think I forgot to press 'post reply' as it was waiting on me.
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    Remote Control for TSR8? Is it the same as the 238?

    I've had a look at the schematics for the 688, the TSR8 and the 238. They all have the 8-pin DIN plug and if my interpretations of the schematics are correct, have the correct voltages on the pins. Anybody have time to verify this on the schematics I've uploaded? Thanks Al
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    Remote Control for TSR8? Is it the same as the 238?

    I know from the TSR8 manual that the remote for this machine is the RC-408 but they are hard to come by. The remote for Tascam's range of 8-track multi-trackers, the 688, and the 238 is the RC-88 unit. I have read on various forums that the later remote the RC-88 will in fact work with the TSR8...
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    New-to-me gear: Tascam MS-16 1” 16 channel recorder

    Probably would have made $2000-$3000 on Ebay depending on who was bidding....I'd say you got the bargain of the century. Well done.
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    TASCAM 238 ......is this machine about to have problems?

    Thanks Skywave for those very in-depth replies. It is much appreciated. There is a tech who I used to repair my daughter's i-Pad who can solder / repair tiny stuff, so when the time comes I may reach out to him about transferring the coils. On the machine I bought from the Netherlands, a tech...
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    TASCAM 238 ......is this machine about to have problems?

    Thanks for the replies guys. You must remember the USA is a helluva big place.....350million people compared to England with 55million. Finding anybody alive here that can fix tape recorders is difficult. I had to travel 250 miles with the Fostex G24S machines to find someone who knew what they...
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    Tascam 238 Story...

    This reminds me of a 'Black Mirror' episode https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fifteen_Million_Merits ......is this how we power the future?
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    Tascam 238 Story...

    Wow JP....I'm just watching the following video on 'synchronous reluctance motors' and the thought of the four coils came to mind....look at the following video (it's all very interesting but the bit in question is at 6mins 45secs).
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    Tascam 238 Story...

    This is a great thread Cory. Well done. I'm just re-reading it as I've ordered a few boards from the US to try to sort out the one machine that is playing back too quickly. I removed the covers again today to compare the two machines I have. The one I received that has had a new board, has this...
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    Tascam 688 Play/Record Suddenly Stopped Working

    Watch the whole of this film and see if the bit at 13mins relates to your problem.
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    TASCAM 238 ......is this machine about to have problems?

    Thanks for your thoughts Cory. I wanted to pick users' brains about what factors might be in play with this problem. I need to look at the service manual to see if there is an adjustment somewhere between the speed of the capstan in record and the speed in playback. If the pinch roller was at...
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    TASCAM 238 ......is this machine about to have problems?

    I'm just uploading a video I've made to document a problem I have with one of the two Tascam 238 machines I recently purchased. One of the machines has had the capstan board replaced (although the repairer didn't select the 'double-speed' option of 9.6cm on the board by unsoldering the 4.8cm...
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    Is it unwise to run 220V European TASCAM 238 on UK 240V voltage?

    So, the twists and turns this story has taken, it's almost like a Cory story. The other 238 turned up today. I had to take some pics of it. Somehow.......I don't know how, the unit underneath all of this shredded up cardboard, was intact and looked undamaged. I plugged it in expecting it not...
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    Is it unwise to run 220V European TASCAM 238 on UK 240V voltage?

    So I managed to open up the 238 today after feeling a little straighter in the head. I'd taken a look at the 238 service manual and went over what Cory had said and sure enough, it looks like Tascam have used a 'daughter-board' that hangs on the back of the push-button power switch, that is...
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    Is it unwise to run 220V European TASCAM 238 on UK 240V voltage?

    Hi Cory, Yeh you're right. I've had a bug these last four days so my thinking has been hit and miss. I should just take some time off and get myself right. I will do as you suggest and report back. Cheers Al
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