I have an old Tascam DAT DA-30 mkII. Worked fine for years, then after not using it for a couple of years, turned it on and got Error Code 01 when trying to load a tape. Using the tips on this board and on Youtube, I took apart the drive mech and replaced the small black belt on the bottom of the drive. (I actually used a small black hair tie from the drugstore.) Error Code 01 is now gone, tape seems to load properly, and the tape moves around the head, as well as rewinds and fastforwards.
However--- there is no sound or signal coming from the tape! Any idea of what could be wrong? The deck worked fine the last time I used it a couple of years ago. Could the head be out of alignment from turning the transport upside down to replace the belt? If so, is there a way to fix that myself?
I only have regular home tools and am trying to dub something from an old DAT recording.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!