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I'm experiencing trouble with my Tascam US-366. The knobs on…

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Hello. I'm experiencing trouble with my Tascam US-366. The knobs on the panel don't work.
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Electronic Musical Instruments
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Electronic Musical Instrument Expert: ITPeter, Electronics Engineer replied 2 years ago
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Hi Ryan,

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Electronic Musical Instrument Expert: ITPeter, Electronics Engineer replied 2 years ago

If none of the knobs are working then the Tascam may have a hardware fault.

The Tascam will need to be disassembled and the knobs will need to be tested for continuity when turned to check if they are working ok.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Thanks for your reply. How does one test for continuity? Is this something I could do myself or do you recommend that I take into an electronic repair store?
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Would following these instructions do the job?
http://www.instructables.com/id/Basic-Electric-CONTINUITY-TESTER/
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Seems easier to just buy a multimeter.
Electronic Musical Instrument Expert: ITPeter, Electronics Engineer replied 2 years ago

Yes, a multimeter would be much easier to use for testing!

You can get one for around $20 if you don't already have one: http://www.amazon.com/INNOVA-3320-Auto-Ranging-Digital-Multimeter/dp/B000EVYGZA

If you haven't done this type of testing before then perhaps taking it to a repair store to be checked over would be best - with their trained eyes they may observe some other defects that are causing the problem.

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