The only other thing I will add is about the shell itself. If the shell
is glued together, rather than screwed, take care when rehousing the
cassette. You will have to break open the shell along the seam line
being careful not to damage the tape inside and trying not to let the
tape unravel off the spool.
Other than that, good luck!
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My apologies if this has been answered in the past, but can anyone
how to get Scotch Master 90 cassettes that are sticking to play through
least once for transfer to a new medium?
These are consumer cassettes from the 1970s or 80s in which the tape
around a fixed (not rotating) metal post, across the recording/playback
around another post at the other corner of the front of the shell, and
back to the takeup pack. The tape stops dead repeatedly, especially in
There does not seem to be any evidence of flaking and when disassembled
shell is held together by phillips head screws) the interior is clean.
suspicion is that the tape has dried out and is sticking either to
itself or to
the metal posts. I've seen some suggestions that problematic cassette
be lifted out and placed in a new shell, but would this help if the
itself is the problem? Would some type of lubricant work?
Thanks for any suggestions.
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