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Tascam DR70D - loose USB port - fix locally or with Tascam?
« on: October 04, 2021, 12:35:20 PM »
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My DR70D has a loose USB; has this happened to anyone and if so how did you fix it?  Did you do it yourself and solder a new port onto the board (not my jam) or send to Tascam?  My battery compartment isn't working despite a couple of cleanings after an exploded battery incident, so right now the unit is a nice paperweight....

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Re: Tascam DR70D - loose USB port - fix locally or with Tascam?
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2021, 02:36:51 PM »
Man, that sucks to hear. I have no advice, but as a DR-70d owner I feel like this is a matter of time for all these devices. Hope you can get it working again.

https://lifehacker.com/fix-a-loose-micro-usb-port-with-a-sharpened-toothpick-5947793. You may have tried already, but some people say cleaning with a toothpick can work to grip the plug better.
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Re: Tascam DR70D - loose USB port - fix locally or with Tascam?
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2021, 12:23:21 PM »
Thanks man! 

I just spoke to Sal at tapelectronics.com and he guesstimated just under $100 to replace the port off the main board (assuming that's the only issue).  Sending the unit this weekend!

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Re: Tascam DR70D - loose USB port - fix locally or with Tascam?
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2021, 01:39:59 PM »
Not a bad price!
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Re: Tascam DR70D - loose USB port - fix locally or with Tascam?
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2022, 04:29:51 PM »
Thanks man! 

I just spoke to Sal at tapelectronics.com and he guesstimated just under $100 to replace the port off the main board (assuming that's the only issue).  Sending the unit this weekend!

How did this work out ? Have a Tascam DR-100mk3 with the same issue......have a ph# by chance ?
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