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Service manual for Sony PCM-7040
« on: June 10, 2015, 10:29:58 AM »
I have a copy of the operation manual but I still need the service manual. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Service manual for Sony PCM-7040
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2015, 10:58:17 AM »
I am pretty sure I have a copy - let me look tonight
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Re: Service manual for Sony PCM-7040
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2015, 11:07:37 AM »
I am pretty sure I have a copy - let me look tonight

Awesome. Thank you

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Re: Service manual for Sony PCM-7040
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2015, 08:26:21 PM »
I really underestimated how complicated this thing is compared to my R500. I can't even seem to get it play a tape and show levels.

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Re: Service manual for Sony PCM-7040
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2015, 08:38:12 PM »
I really underestimated how complicated this thing is compared to my R500. I can't even seem to get it play a tape and show levels.


Make sure the clock is set to internal and the correct Sampling Freq


Unfortunately I only have a couple of different copies of the owners manual





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Re: Service manual for Sony PCM-7040
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2015, 04:48:58 PM »
Also I am pretty sure the CUE button needs to be active in order to play a tape
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Re: Service manual for Sony PCM-7040
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2015, 08:30:00 AM »
Thanks for all the suggestions but I think there is more going on than user error. I have yet to see the servo lock (green light) illuminate and I think that may be the problem.

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Re: Service manual for Sony PCM-7040
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2015, 12:05:49 PM »
My 7040 came with a bad loading mech (someone fished a tape out and damaged the gears), bad pinch roller, and dead capstan motor - I replaced the loading mech and capstan motor from a used donor Sony SDT-7000 DDS drive.


For the pinch roller most any Sony DDS/DAT pinch roller will work - you can buy a new one from Paul at prodigital for about $30 shipped.   Full Compass used to sell these as well.


The 7040 has well documented error codes as well - that can help you pinpoint the issue.  Open the top and watch the tape load as well.
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Re: Service manual for Sony PCM-7040
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2015, 12:53:34 PM »
My 7040 came with a bad loading mech (someone fished a tape out and damaged the gears), bad pinch roller, and dead capstan motor - I replaced the loading mech and capstan motor from a used donor Sony SDT-7000 DDS drive.


For the pinch roller most any Sony DDS/DAT pinch roller will work - you can buy a new one from Paul at prodigital for about $30 shipped.   Full Compass used to sell these as well.


The 7040 has well documented error codes as well - that can help you pinpoint the issue.  Open the top and watch the tape load as well.

Thanks again. That is all great info.

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Re: Service manual for Sony PCM-7040
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2020, 04:11:12 AM »
did anyone ever come up with this? id like to see how to display head hours and playback error count and cant find those menu options in the regular manual

if not ill buy it for $5 on line and link it

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Re: Service manual for Sony PCM-7040
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2020, 01:10:43 PM »
did anyone ever come up with this? id like to see how to display head hours and playback error count and cant find those menu options in the regular manual

if not ill buy it for $5 on line and link it


Head hours is definitely available via the standard menu and shown in the user manual
Under the Display Menu go to Hour T - This will show you the head hours (Section 7-3-5 of the rev 1 manual)


Error count ->  there is an error log you can access under the Display menu ECC (Section 7-3-5)


You can also connect a serial cable to the RS232 port and get more advanced output and settings see:
https://www.tapeheads.net/showthread.php?t=61945
 
Not very straight forward to hook up a serial cable but looks doable.

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Re: Service manual for Sony PCM-7040
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2020, 05:16:59 PM »
thanks this thing is like the space shuttle compared to any deck i’ve used. it def logs errors and i can go back and play from that point, but i wanted something like the r500 where i can display the ‘00xx  00xx’ type errors
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