The Tascam audio recorder appears to be functioning correctly now. Probably just the digital audio gremlins trying to ruin someone’s day.
Brief was it would power on USB but not battery & wouldn’t record for more than 30 seconds. Owner installed new Duracel batteries then it wouldn’t work at all.
Batteries & SD card removed it powered externally on USB, re installed batteries & removed USB & it ran on the batteries. Reinstalled SD card and it played recorded content. Menu indicated it had been factory reset, date, microphone power off etc. Corrected settings & made a recording without issue.
Supposed ‘new’ Duracel AA batteries meter up at only 1.4v per cell.
I will let the owner run more extensive testing now it operates to avoid a big bill 😉
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