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Parts On Order 
23rd-Nov-2009 06:22 pm
I found a place on the web where I can order the parts to fix (probably) the DAT player, so the parts are now ordered and should be on their way soon. Actually, it's just one part, but I bought two of them so I'd have a spare, since this particular part tends to go bad just from the DAT player sitting unused. *sigh*

And then, I should be able to do these transfers.
Comments 
24th-Nov-2009 05:48 am (UTC)
What are you attempting to transfer from DAT tape to hard drive? (Just wondering what audio gem we might see from you in the near future.)
24th-Nov-2009 06:03 am (UTC)
Given the history of things like this, I think I'll wait until it's ready to go to the duplicator. :)
24th-Nov-2009 12:11 pm (UTC)
Sounds like one of the belts - they tend to turn into goo when the machine just sits there. Very messy when it happens.
24th-Nov-2009 04:51 pm (UTC)
From the writeup I saw, it's not so much that this tiny little belt turns to goo -- it just gets a flat spot on it which makes it refuse to turn when it's in the wrong orientation.
24th-Nov-2009 05:51 pm (UTC)
I've had two belts so far turn into actual, real goo. One was on a turntable, the other was on an 8-track player (remember those? :-) ) - of course, these units sat unused for a *long* time (something like 4 or 5 years). Surprised the heck out of me - when they wouldn't work anymore, I opened the units up, and there was all this black, sticky stuff in there - about the same consistency of pudding, and it gets into everything. I wondered where it came from until I realized it was the remains of the belts. Yuck.
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