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  1. Account suspended
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    22 May '14 09:54
    Is it possible to save not only a jammed cassette but thorn in addition?

    Perhaps a vintage technical freak??
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    22 May '14 09:58
    If you can open the cassette (small screws e.g. BASF cassettes) you can smotth out the tape and fix it with a small piece of duct tape it will only cause a minor break.

    If you can't open it...
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    22 May '14 10:03
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    If you can open the cassette (small screws e.g. BASF cassettes) you can smotth out the tape and fix it with a small piece of duct tape it will only cause a minor break.

    If you can't open it...
    Super glue will also work to hold the box together again.

    I recommend digitizing your cassettes.
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    22 May '14 10:06
    Thanks; I´ll try.
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    22 May '14 13:09
    Performing surgery on cassette tapes is a very fond childhood memory of mine.
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    22 May '14 13:35
    Originally posted by darvlay
    Performing surgery on cassette tapes is a very fond childhood memory of mine.
    When I was 19, I was head over heels for a girl to whom I would send letters, poems, drawings and (what I thought then to be) clever recordings of my voice made up like albums.
    I would wax on and on (decidedly eloquently, I am sure) in my most romantic voice, charm overflowing from all orifices.
    They were the cassettes of regret, really: even just a year or so later, I was hoping they'd met their fitting end in a trash bin somewhere.

    No such luck.

    My oldest son texted me last night to let me know he'd found the 30 year old tapes and was having the most marvelous time listening to them.

    Instead of manipulating tapes, I should have invented a time machine...
  7. Standard memberMammy Blue
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    22 May '14 13:44
    Originally posted by FreakyKBH
    When I was 19, I was head over heels for a girl to whom I would send letters, poems, drawings and (what I thought then to be) clever recordings of my voice made up like albums.
    I would wax on and on (decidedly eloquently, I am sure) in my most romantic voice, charm overflowing from all orifices.
    They were the cassettes of regret, really: even just a year ...[text shortened]... me listening to them.

    Instead of manipulating tapes, I should have invented a time machine...
    I used to have a seven single player in my car, only one in town! And my kids now often test me: "Dad, what old song is that, and who sang it," Songs from early sixties, onwards... the latest music rips my soul out...
  8. In your face
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    22 May '14 18:371 edit
    I remember a device you could buy to actually do this.

    Sellotape is much better than duct tape in my opinion. Less chance of it jamming up again.
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    22 May '14 19:01
    Originally posted by FreakyKBH
    When I was 19, I was head over heels for a girl to whom I would send letters, poems, drawings and (what I thought then to be) clever recordings of my voice made up like albums.
    I would wax on and on (decidedly eloquently, I am sure) in my most romantic voice, charm overflowing from all orifices.
    They were the cassettes of regret, really: even just a year ...[text shortened]... me listening to them.

    Instead of manipulating tapes, I should have invented a time machine...
    Awesome.
  10. In your face
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    22 May '14 20:04
    Originally posted by FreakyKBH
    When I was 19, I was head over heels for a girl to whom I would send letters, poems, drawings and (what I thought then to be) clever recordings of my voice made up like albums.
    I would wax on and on (decidedly eloquently, I am sure) in my most romantic voice, charm overflowing from all orifices.
    They were the cassettes of regret, really: even just a year ...[text shortened]... me listening to them.

    Instead of manipulating tapes, I should have invented a time machine...
    Could you upload them to a site so we can all listen to them please?
  11. SubscriberPonderable
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    24 May '14 12:23
    Originally posted by darvlay
    Performing surgery on cassette tapes is a very fond childhood memory of mine.
    And the generation of young aduklts doesn't know what a ball pen and a casette have to do with each other...
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