DAT Condensation on my SONY DTC-790


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Username: Songfish

NY, NY United States

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Registered: Jun-05
I was wondering if anyone had a similar problem with their DAT Players. I have a SONY DTC-790 which I got from Electra Records as they were downsizing and throwing away a bunch of stuff I "luckily" got my hands on. I got myself some really nice equipment! I've had the deck for over a year now and has worked beautifully without a problem, but this summer heat in New York City has seriously caused some moisture condesation in my machine and I can't get the message "CAUTION" to go away, nor am I able to remove my cassette from the deck bay. I removed the deck from my rack and put it in a different room where I hope it will (fingers crossed) reset itself.
Can anybody who'se had this problem before please give some advice, thanks!

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Username: Project6

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Its been 8 months...should be dry by now:-)

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Hmmm,nobody ever posts in here lol...

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Nope nobody at all.

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More testing.

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Taking lessons from Logan Rob?

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Beuhler? Beuhler?


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Username: Wattsssup

Barrie, ON Canada

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Registered: Aug-06
Hmm...let me try.




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Username: Ustaad_hc

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Username: Simon_hans

Geleen, Limburg Netherlands

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Registered: Jan-09
Hello, anybody in there?

I got hold on a Sony DAT DTC-55ES. I was really surpised that one can record on tape without loss of quality (in 1995 I thew my tape-dec away, I was sick of the awfull quality of this kind of equipment)

So, now I am recording again with tape. It is said that it is better than burning CD's from PC, because of less read/write failures.

And yes this post I from 2009!!!


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Username: Silviolanciano

Lanciano, Chieti Italy

Post Number: 1
Registered: Aug-09
Dear Lüca Truini,
I am having the same message on my DTC 790. How did you resolve the problem? Thank you so much.

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Username: Adtranz

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Registered: Oct-09
I found a way to eject the tape when this problem occurs. Switch the power off. Switch the power back on. The transport will unload and reload the tape from the capstan. As soon as it unloads (about one second after the power is turned back on) press the OPEN / CLOSE button. If you watch the supply real you see it spin counterclockwise and stop. As soon as the supply real has stopped, you must press the OPEN / CLOSE button, otherwise the transport will load the tape on the capstan again.

I will post more info if needed.

Good Luck}

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Username: Amgp

Apple Valley, MN United States

Post Number: 1
Registered: Dec-09
I have a question on the Sony DTC-790. I'd like to use the digital optical output to write to the hard drive on my PC. Can I just use a digital optical Toslink cable from the DTC 790 to connect directly to a sound card on the PC? If so, can anybody recommend an inexpensive sound card that would be capable of this?

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