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Fostex R8

yashoda rohana's picture

My friend has a Fostex R8 which he is selling, he hasn't used it in a long time. So I went to check it out it powers up and capstan works but none of the other function works and the counter doesn't light up. I'm thinking of buying it but I'm not sure whether I will be able to fix it.

any suggestions on what could be the problem and also what to look out for would be very helpful.

Thank you.



Re: Fostex R8

I would suspect a power supply problem, then possibly a system control problem.

yashoda rohana's picture

Re: Fostex R8

Thanks for the reply.
I also thought it was a power supply problem but my friend let me have a look at the inside and immediately found out he has previously replaced the cable joining the front detachable panel with a shorter one he made. I suspect that's the problem and there are cracked plastic wheels in the drive system too.

I want to know whether I'll be able find replacement
Wheels for the capstan and reels. I also heard they tend to go bad in those machines.

Thank you.