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Author Topic: Otari DAT service?  (Read 1702 times)


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Otari DAT service?
« on: November 21, 2013, 11:35:42 am »

1995 called, and they want their Otari DTR-8 DAT machine fixed.
Does anyone know of who might service this? (I'm in central Texas.)

Otari.com web site is unresponsive. Are they still in business?

Symptoms: It powers up (display works), but won't open the tray. Opening the lid, I can see that the tray motor is not even trying to turn.  What else might be wrong, I can't tell until I can load a tape.
Joseph Macry
APT Communications
Austin, TX


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Re: Otari DAT service?
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2013, 11:03:47 am »

I do believe [and I could be wrong about this...] that Otari has closed shop.  I don't know if they still work on stuff like that but I seem to remember getting a DAT machine serviced by JRF Magnetics [I think they had a "digital division"... no idea if they still do or not]. 

If I were in your shoes I'd try to contact John French [JRF Magnetics] or Eddie Ciletti [who you can probably find via Facebook].

I hope this is of some assistance -- best of luck with your quest!!

CN Fletcher

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Re: Otari DAT service?
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2013, 12:10:50 pm »

It may cost less $ to simply buy another used DAT machine for $50 used.
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