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An Easy Fix to a Professional Audio Device. Model TASCAM

By on August 19, 2020
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An American guy brought his professional device for repair. The customer explained that the device was deserted for a long time. When he tried to use it again, it did not work.

tascam audio repair

I have opened and worked on these devices before but the older versions. This is an excellent device and many audio professionals use them because they are very small and easy to carry and operate.

I added fresh new batteries to the device and as expected, the fault remained.

how  to repair tascam audio device

Taking the back cover off was easy and I could see inside the device. As I scanned the device under the microscope looking for any burnt components, I found none.

fixing tascam audio board

I traced the main line of the batteries inside the device and that lead me to go under the Mic’s input section. Once I took that off and checked for faulty components, again I found none.

I spent about an hour or so looking for bad component and finally I gave up and started looking for information about it over the net.

The first search I did lead me to an easy answer to the problem. According to the information that I got over the internet, if the device was deserted for long period of time (the customer confirmed that) , it goes though sleep mode and If the operator wanted to use it again, he has to press the power button twice, one short press and then a long press till it comes on.

After all this time I spent trying to find out what was wrong with it, I was willing to give it a try.

how to repair and fix tascam audio repair

To my surprise, the method actually worked. That is a new experience for me and I am sharing it with you guys.

Mission Accomplished. 

This article was prepared for you by Waleed Rishmawi, one of our ‘Master Authors’ and currently working in the Bethlehem area of Palestine repairing electrical and electronic equipment.

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  1. Parasuraman S

    August 19, 2020 at 6:33 pm

    Experience of a unique kind, and these do happen sometimes! Many thanks for sharing!

    • Waleed Rishmawi

      August 19, 2020 at 8:54 pm

      Parasuraman: yes it was a new experience for me as well. we never stop learning. you are most welcome my friend. have a blessed day

      • ivan

        August 19, 2020 at 10:20 pm

        thanks sir

        • Waleed Rishmawi

          August 20, 2020 at 8:09 pm

          ivan: you are most welcome. have a blessed day

  2. Gilberto

    August 19, 2020 at 10:32 pm

    Es verdad lo que una vez mi maestro me dijo: lo más obvio resulta lo mejor. Es tan importante comenzar con lo sencillo en estos casos para después profundizar en lo complicado. A no ser que se quiera obtener experiencias nuevas, como en este caso.

    It is true what my teacher once told me: the most obvious is the best. It is so important to start with the simple in these cases and then delve into the complicated. Unless you want to get new experiences, as in this case.


    • Waleed Rishmawi

      August 20, 2020 at 8:11 pm

      Gilberto: as long as you know the basics of electronics you can start with easy things and then develop into bigger harder things. for me it started a hobby and then I developed it into business. it is good to enjoy what you are doing otherwise you are wasting your time. have a blessed day

  3. Patrick Ribbsaeter

    August 20, 2020 at 3:08 am

    very nice.. thank u for sharing

    • Waleed Rishmawi

      August 20, 2020 at 8:12 pm

      Patrick: you are most welcome. have a blessed day

  4. Raj

    August 20, 2020 at 9:09 am

    Wow. Interesting to learn that.. thanks for sharing

    • Waleed Rishmawi

      August 20, 2020 at 8:12 pm

      Raj: you are most welcome. I am enjoying your articles as well. keep up the good work and have a blessed day

  5. Yogesh Panchal

    August 20, 2020 at 4:09 pm

    New technology device and gadgets are having some hidden tricks for recovery & reset as you have mentioned here.
    Thanks! for sharing another new experience.

    Now a days "DIGITAL HDMI Microscope" is must on every workbench for those who are repair Mobile /Laptop and other PCB with micro SMD Components.

    • Waleed Rishmawi

      August 20, 2020 at 8:14 pm

      Yogesh: yes, I already purchased my amazing microscope and loving it. thanks for sharing your thoughts and have a blessed day

  6. Albert van Bemmelen

    August 21, 2020 at 12:29 pm

    In case my similar looking 8GB 369 hours professional audio recorder also quits on me after not been used for a long time very good information to try out!

  7. Bobby Y

    September 9, 2020 at 1:07 pm

    Thanks Waleed. Great.


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