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Sharp RT-3388A

Computer Controlled Cassette Deck

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Sharp RT-3388A

Specifications

Type: 2-head, single compact cassette deck

Track System: 4-track, 2-channel stereo

Tape Speed: 4.8 cm/s

Heads: 1 x record/playback, 1 x erase

Tape Type: type I, FeCr, CrO2

Noise Reduction: B

Frequency Response: 30Hz to 16kHz  (FeCr tape)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 65dB  (dolby B)

Wow and Flutter: 0.06%

Input: 50mV (line), 0.2mV (mic)

Output: 0.775V (line)

Semiconductors: 1 x LSI, 5 x IC, 51 x transistors, 29 x diodes, 2 x LED

Dimensions: 442 x 144 x 357mm

Weight: 9kg

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re: RT-3388A also for RT-3838

Donberg no longer stock this item now.
I ordered a selection of cogs from ebay. item number - 152533578079. It's under £3.00.
There is one size of cog in this pack which will fit. You only need to add a spacer(s) behind the cog as this one doesn't have a long enough shaft like the original.
Mine's been working a few months now and rewinding as good as ever and all is well. - until something else goes!

re: RT-3388A

My capstan roller turned to goo as well. As we all know there are very few repair parts available except for belts. I estimated the measure of the inside and outside diameters of the piece. Found online replacement silicone gas line tubes for weed-wackers. Bought a universal repair pack with four diameter sizes from Home Depot. One was very close to my measurement. Cut it to size, about a 1/4 inch. Fits snugly on the capstan and freely moves within the bearing housing. Put it back together and it works like a charm. Pretty sure the silicone will last a lot longer than the black rubber one.

Would like a pdf copy of the "service manual". Downloaded HFE's RT-3838 model pdf copy which is very close.

re: RT-3388A

Thanks for providing me with a manual for this cassette deck. It's a nice one I inherited from family and never knew how to properly use it. I've been told that these have a very weak drive gear for the tape drive and I hope this one is still good. They should have made them out of nylon instead of this red plastic stuff. I know of several of these machines where they have failed and there is no place to get this little gear, at least none that I know of.

re: RT-3388A

If you are talking about the yellowish/red drive gear for the left side take-up spindle I found a place online in Ireland. The teeth on my original broke off. The new one looks and works like new.

Here's the link:
http://www.donberg.ie/

Qty......Order Code[part number]...................Product Name.............Packing...........Net
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1.....NROLX0003AFZ (or)NROLX0003AFZZ......ROLLER SHA.................1..............€ 5.99
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re: RT-3388A

I have the same problem with a broken gear for the tape drive to play. Do you have or know where to find a part number or dimension for this gear? Have you had any luck trying to find one? My deck is like new but needs this gear. Thanks.

re: RT-3388A

I have the same problem with a broken gear for the tape drive to play. Do you have or know where to find a part number or dimension for this gear? Have you had any luck trying to find one? My deck is like new but needs this gear. Thanks.

re: RT-3388A

Mine has the failed rubber/plastic sleeve that goes over the capstan that deteriorated years ago. If yours is playing fine you may be one of the few lucky ones. I've tried to fabricate one before and it worked for a little while but alas it just sits. If I knew the dimensions maybe using a 3D printer would work but what material to use. If you or anyone else knows the dimensions and what material to use I would greatly appreciate being able to use this machine again. If I figure it out I'll post the solution here.

re: RT-3388A

My 3388A plays and fast forwards, but does not reverse. I took off the cover to watch the mechanism-,it appears when it is put into rewind the belt picks up just a touch of slack - enough that the sprocket does not turn - is there an adjustment to remove the slack - or is it simply a matter of installing a new belt - and if so - the where is the best place to find one- thanks !

re: RT-3388A

There is no adjustment I could find. I simply bought new belts from SMC ELECTRONICS
http://www.smcelectronics.com/vcridt.htm

You need to buy soon. Received an email that the company is currently selling their remaining stock. They claim their source is ending production.

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