At 11:39 AM 2007-02-26, Raphael Mazzone wrote:
>There is a BE Series 3000 Cart player with mechanical or circuit
>problems, and I was wondering if anyone had information regarding
>the repair process, where to get parts, etc..
>I believe the FET is at fault, but cannot be certain. Being that the
>we do not support Cart equipment, I will need to go externally in
>order to fix the problem or even consult with an experienced person.
I would like to know why you need to keep this machine running? If it
is for archiving cartridges, I have come to the conclusion that it is
far better to play the tape on a reel machine. Cartridges (like
cassettes) suffer from bad azimuth. I use a general purpose reel
machine for playing cartridges. Yes, I have made up special head
assemblies for 3-track NAB, PR&E TOMCAT, and 8-track cartridges. The
same heads that work for two track NAB stereo and 4-track reel work
on NAB mono carts and 4-track carts (Muntz and RCA giant-sized
Unless you are demonstrating how it used to be done in the olde days,
I don't think it's productive to maintain cart machines and you'll
get better transfers of reel machines where the tape guidance is better.
Just my $0.02 in alternate perspective.
Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask]
Aurora, Ontario, Canada (905) 713 6733 1-877-TAPE-FIX
Detailed contact information: http://www.richardhess.com/tape/contact.htm
Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.