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Introduction

When your ON/OFF switch fails, follow this guide to get your Portastudio operational.

This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your Tascam Portastudio 05, use our service manual.

  1. Tascam Portastudio 05 Broken Play Switch, Tascam Portastudio 05 Broken Play Switch: step 1, image 1 of 3 Tascam Portastudio 05 Broken Play Switch, Tascam Portastudio 05 Broken Play Switch: step 1, image 2 of 3 Tascam Portastudio 05 Broken Play Switch, Tascam Portastudio 05 Broken Play Switch: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • Remove the power buton

    • Remove the screws from back

    • Gently open the device

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    • Remove this screws

    • The PLAY doesn't work because the plastic is broken. It holds a spring.

    • Gluing the plastic will not work, as spring pressure is too high.

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    • To make a good support for the spring, drill a hole on the metal and ADD a little screw.

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    • This little plug has the sound output of the four tracks split. You can add independent outputs from tape.

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