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Old 17th Mar 2019, 12:45 pm   #1
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Default Saba TK230S 4-track tape recorder.

The replay heads on this are open circuit or very high resistance. I would like to get it working to replay some old tapes of sentimental interest. Has anyone any suggestions for repair/replacement?
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Old 17th Mar 2019, 10:34 pm   #2
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Default Re: Saba TK230S 4-track tape recorder.

Heads are unlikely to be either cheap or easy to come by. I have one of these machines awaiting a new belt which is a thick flat type I so far have not tracked down.

Probably easier to just get another, working machine. You want 4 track with at least 3.75 and 7.5 ips speeds. Something like a Tandberg 15-41 would be ideal.

Alternatively, if you only want to transfer a handful of tapes it might be worth getting someone else to do this for you. There may be a forum member nearby who could do it.
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