Download FOSTEX R8 SM service manual & repair info for electronics experts. Downloads. instruction/owners manual English – Grey65 · service manual English – Grey Fostex Open Reel Tape Decks. Fostex G16 G16 · Fostex G24 · G Fostex R8 Repair •• (formerly rehearsal room machine) . MMC ID 19 recommended by MOTU in the MIDI interface manual, but to no avail.

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I’m looking to get an R8 and the info you have will be invaluable.

If it’ll fail some day I’ll sure let you know and then will have to try something different Page 1 of 2 1 2 Last Jump to page: I was also tracing the wires from the control unit foatex to the control board and got it all figured. Also it has a pretty unique pin connector.

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So if the capstan belt starts slipping, what does one do? Have a third party company create a new belt from the same specs?

So the bonds on the pulleys hold well so far. Results 1 to 10 of OK, guys, I was spinning the machine today, Also had to tighten up the brakes a bit. Fostex R8 belt replacing I have no clue about options I’d guess if you find or can custom order a flat fostdx belt of the same size you’ll be OK. I have an electronics shop near me with a whole isle of the things and someday I mean to take a couple belts there and see if I can find a match.



And they have some neat, unique and handy features. Just curious as to the options. Enter your search terms Submit search form. In any case, if anybody needs the info about the pins jack and where the wires go I has few ideas about how to implement long cord for serrvice control unit, as it’s pretty hard to find that special Fostex extension cable.

FOSTEX R8 workshop page – fixing cracked pulley, belt etc – Home Recording forums

I remember a thread some time back maual somebody working through getting this fixed and I think they finally got it but how many more are out there? Too damn bad that it’s not built of solid heavy metal It’s a very cool machine. Thank you so much.

Went through fixing a very popular problem with R8 – cracked plastic pulleys Once again the good Doc has outdone himself. I’ll put this info out on the web-page too when ever I get time. Those pulleys are an unfortunate weak-point on these machines.


All times are GMT I fixed couple reel-to-reel machines, few cassette decks and even couple cd-players simply by going through my junk box and finding a belt that fits.

Originally Posted by sweetbeats.

Rep points on the way! But that’s how I do most of “repair”but I can’t recommend this to anybody I’m not a “certified specialist” and ain’t got no licence no permit granted from the agency If you have a specialty electronics shop in your vicinity that stocks VCR belts you might find something there, or check wwith someplace like Parts Express Originally Posted by miroslav.

Foshex so much for that site man!!!! The time now is