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I have a sony tcd-d8 dat-recorder thats been stored for several years and now it wont work anymore. 1. It powers up - ok. 2. Tape is inserted - seems ok. 3. But does not forward or rewind or play tape... Any suggestions?


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Hello emilmedia.

You say the unit has been in storage for a few years. What I would recommend is going to a electronics store and buying some clean air in a can. Blow out the entire tape compartment and any other holes that are available where dust could have crept in.... This is incase there is some dust on the reading heads.

Also open it up and move all the moving components. The accumilation of dust and the oil drying up almost always cause some of the components to become "sticky". Once they are moving again , they should be able to re lubricate and it will be fine again.

Please advise me if these steps work , and we'll take it from there if it didn't.

Kind Regards
Stephan
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