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RE: Tascam Problem

Subject: RE: Tascam Problem
From: "Kevin J. Colver" <>
Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2003 13:36:44 -0600
My Tascam does the same thing, please let me know how you solve the
Kevin Colver

-----Original Message-----
From: Syd Curtis 
Sent: Saturday, June 14, 2003 12:25 AM
Subject: [Nature Recordists] Tascam Problem

Anyone out there with experience of this problem with a Tascam DA-P1 DAT

Mine was first used mid-June 1999, and so is 4 years old.  Doesn't get
use except in the May-August lyrebird breeding season, and not much then
'01 and '02 because of the drought.

1. With the original internal nicad battery the Tascam refuses to turn

2. With the Tascam mains transformer plugged in it appears to work

3. With an external 7.2V rechargeable battery plugged into the socket
takes power from the transformer, it switches on, but after about 5
switches itself off again.

The Tascam transformer when plugged in, either powers the recorder or
charges the internal nicad, depending on the position of a two-way
A few days ago it recharged the completely discharged nicad.

The plug on the transformer is a peculiar Tascam plug, and not
as far as I have been able to ascertain.  In order to be able to use
external batteries to back up the internal one for use in the field, I
to cut the lead from the transformer and fit plugs so that I can connect
either the transformer or an external battery.

I am mystified as to why the Tascam will work with current from the
transformer, but not from the battery, going in via the same lead and

On Monday a Musiclab electronics expert will look at it.  (I hope.)  But
anyone has experienced this problem and can give advice, it might save
time - and me, dollars.


Syd Curtis in Brisbane, Australia.

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