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Thinking back, IIRC I did have trouble with a diode in the D3 repeatedly
opening up and rendering the unit dead. It's been over 10 years and I can't
recall specifics. If the machine was otherwise ok, that'd be worth
investigating.

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Sent: Tuesday, December 19, 2006 5:16 AM
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] advise: Sony portable DAT recorder

It's a D3 and you're not the first to tell me that.

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From: "Jeff Kane" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Monday, December 18, 2006 11:39 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] advise: Sony portable DAT recorder


> Which one? If it's a TCD-D8 or newer consumer/prosumer machine (PCM-M1,
> TCD-D100) or the D10ProII, I'd repair it. Otherwise, junk it. The D3 and
D7
> were simply too horrid and unreliable to worry with.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Tom Fine" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Monday, December 18, 2006 6:56 PM
> Subject: [ARSCLIST] advise: Sony portable DAT recorder
>
>
>>I have here a Sony portable DAT machine that's dead as a doorstop. It
won't
>>turn on or operate. Batteries seem to hold charge. Should I use it for a
>>doorstop or is it worth fixing? If so, does anyone have a good tech to
>>recommend? Sony won't service these things. I don't want to spend an arm
or
>>a leg on this but I'd invest a few dozen dollars to get it working right.
>>
>> -- Tom Fine
>