20 Most Recent Lanier 260T Desktop Cassette Voice Recorder Questions & Answers


There is an intermediate rubber roller that keeps the unit from "eating" tapes. When this roller gets dirty or shiny then it slips and the unit will eat tapes. It needs to be cleaned with a q-tip and some alcohol. It runs between the flywheel shaft and the take-up spindle. You should be able to clean it if you take off the bottom cover.

Lanier 260T... | Answered on Dec 10, 2014


Hello Press and hold telephone and rewind at the same time for about 3 seconds the unit will start to rewind and ERRASE will be flashing on the display

Lanier 260T... | Answered on May 08, 2014


There are five screws one on each corner and one in the middle of the bottom case

Lanier 260T... | Answered on Dec 07, 2012


Hello the alarm that you are listen is the end of the tape alarm the reason it detect a fast motion and is warning you that the tape is almost to the end but if you don't agreed that the tape is almost to the end your unit needs service you can Send an email to service@tvps.com or call (800) 644-9525. Please indicate model, serial and detailed description of problem

Lanier 260T... | Answered on Apr 15, 2011


While holding the 'Erase' button down, press the 'Rewind' or "Fast Forward' button. It will erase the tape while it rewinds or fast forwards.

Lanier 260T... | Answered on Aug 17, 2009


Most likley it is a bad motor or a broken belt. There is a seperate motor or FF and Rewind.. If the motor is bad it is likly that the motor control circuit board is bad also (motor shorts and takes out the board also). If there is no "click" when play is selected it could be the play solenoid is dirty and not engaging. I have repaired thousand of these units through the years and in spite of these issues they were a great sounding unit.

BTW this is true for the VW-210, VW-260, p-139 and simular units.

Lanier 260T... | Answered on May 11, 2009


Should be a tape speed switch on that unit under the door.

Lanier 260T... | Answered on Jul 16, 2008


Press the telephone button first with one finger and immediately after you press that button press the rewind button, The unit should go into rewind and erase should be flashing on the digital display. When the unit starts rewinding take your finger off of both buttons, if you keep them on ,then the unit will rewind and stop erasing .

Lanier Audio... | Answered on Dec 10, 2014


Some times the battery contact need to be pulled out a little bit. they are located down inside the battery compartment. You can stick a small screwdriver under the battery contact and bend it upward for better contact. If that doesn't work try removing the back cover and tightening the grounding screw, which is a silver screw located by the motor pulley hole. Sometimes this screw loosens up and then the ground is lost to the entire unit

Lanier Audio... | Answered on Dec 10, 2014


It is under the flap located directly under the keyboard buttons. It is a slide switch and you can adjust it for a little recall or a lot of recall.

Lanier Audio... | Answered on Dec 10, 2014


This unit most likely has a broken rewind/fast forward rubber belt. This is a very common problem and is easily fixed if you can acquire a new belt. Any place that services Lanier equipment should be able to easily fix this problem.

Lanier Audio... | Answered on Dec 10, 2014


Look under the front of the unit and there is a tel ans switch this must be on to enable the unit to answer the call

Lanier Audio... | Answered on Dec 10, 2014


Tape players need maintenance often. You have to replace the belt, clean the rubber roller with Rubber Renue, put grease on the odd spot and clean the head by rubbing clean white paper on it. Any electrical contacts like a volume switch etc need a contact spray to remove oxides etc. This should be done every 5 years or even more often if used more often.

Lanier Audio... | Answered on Nov 07, 2013

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