At 10:42 AM 2004/11/08 -0700, Marlena Wyman wrote:
>Hello - A researcher has asked how to fix 8 track tapes that have broken
>springs or flattened pads. Can anyone out there advise on this?
There are several ways to approach this.
(1) There is help info at http://www.8trackheaven.com/
(2) I offer a service to do this by removing the tape from the cartridge
and using a reel-to-reel recorder with a 4-channel 8-track head in it (it
takes two passes to get all the programs)
(3) I must ask "why?" Almost everything that was released on 8-track was
released on other, more durable formats like LP or at least cassette.
Only the rare one-of-a-kind item really deserves the effort (read expense)
1-877-TAPE-FIX (US and Canada toll free)