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John Eppstein
February 26th, 2011, 11:06 PM
A couple of days ago Randy, my #2, was working on the Studer and the Sync Deviation light came on and the transport froze and stopped responding to commands. I turned the machine of and turned it back on an the light remained on, but flashing. The transport remains frozen. I emailed Charlie Bolois in LA and he suggests that the capstan motor might need lubrication with a special oil, which I have ordered.

Do any of you have experience with this particular problem, or have any references to someone who does?

Knastratt
February 27th, 2011, 12:34 AM
A couple of days ago Randy, my #2, was working on the Studer and the Sync Deviation light came on and the transport froze and stopped responding to commands. I turned the machine of(1) and turned it back on an(2) the light remained on, but flashing. The transport remains frozen. I emailed Charlie Bolois in LA and he suggests that the capstan motor might need lubrication with a special oil, which I have ordered.

Do any of you have experience with this particular problem, or have any references to someone who does?

3 stuff:

1)off

2) and

3) I bet it's the same oil as my Hammond T512=sewing machine oil

I'm just an asshole with an opinion. But I still guess sewing machine oil will do the trick. :Wink:

Cheers - Pär

tannoy
February 27th, 2011, 12:56 AM
Is this (http://recordist.com/studer/Capstanmotr_lubrication.pdf) what has to be done ? Doesn't seem uncommon.


Marco

John Eppstein
February 27th, 2011, 05:48 AM
3 stuff:

1)off

2) and

3) I bet it's the same oil as my Hammond T512=sewing machine oil

I'm just an asshole with an opinion. But I still guess sewing machine oil will do the trick. :Wink:

Cheers - Pär

I was cautioned that standard, off the shelf oil formulations like 3in1, etc. will NOT work. According to the website that carries it (which is quite an interesting site) there are different formulations for the older Studers and the 827, as well as for other brands of machine.

http://www.precisionmotorworks.com/

http://www.precisionmotorworks.com/shop/enter.html?lang=en-us&target=d13.html&lmd=40535.183125

What I'm concerned about is what other possibilities there might be for problems if lubrication doesn't work. Does anyone here actually know about maintaining these beasts or have a reference to anyone who does? I've become rather disenchanted with the local alleged hot-shot here in SF (who also runs a moderately high profile website dealing with analog tape machines) who seems to have missed a WHOLE BUNCH of crap when he allegedly overhauled the transport before I bought it.

John Eppstein
February 27th, 2011, 06:29 AM
Is this (http://recordist.com/studer/Capstanmotr_lubrication.pdf) what has to be done ? Doesn't seem uncommon.


Marco

Yes. Thanks for the tech sheet. I'm not certain that that's in the service manual.

I'm just hoping this takes care of the problem.