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Tascam DR 40 issue
« on: March 24, 2020, 09:33:35 AM »
I just picked one of these up new online for cheap. It’s the silver one and says Version 2 on the box. Firmware version is 2.40. Last available version is 2.50. Using a listed SD card. So the problem is, every time it’s turned on, after hitting enter for phantom power on, it shuts off. If I immediately start it up again, same steps, it stays on and acts normal. If I wait a while to restart, it will shutdown.

This is my fourth Tascam unit. I never had any issues with the previous three. Should I return this?

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Re: Tascam DR 40 issue
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2020, 09:46:40 AM »
I had the same thing happen to me recently.  I used the new Duracell Optimum batteries and it would start and then shut down when I turned on the phantom powder.  I bought a new set of batteries and the problem went away.  It was the second package of the Optimum batteries.  Both sets were bad.  A close look showed signs of leakage from the new batteries.   

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Re: Tascam DR 40 issue
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2020, 10:44:33 AM »
I had this issue with a DR-60D recently, so I switched over to the DR-40. Same issue. So I switched the USB battery. Same issue. Turns out I had a bad USB cable.
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Re: Tascam DR 40 issue
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2020, 10:55:02 AM »
So I switched out the AA’s and problem is gone. I had put in a set of lithiums initially. Maybe it doesn’t like lithiums? No issues at all with USB power.
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