I transferred some home recordings last year from six 8 track tapes and every
one suffered from the problems that Tom mentions below. What a PITA! I started
to sketch out some ideas for mounting an 8 Track head on a reel-to-reel deck
but decided there isn't the demand for the format.
You can find cartridge repair parts on ebay but I chose to do he repairs myself.
Maybe next time.
> Tom Fine wrote:
> If the guy would buy a player he would
> find that on many of them the metal tab splices will have either dried
> up and broken or that they have become gooey and have jammed the tape.
> He will also find that if foam was used in the pressure pads they will
> now be a sticky mess which will quickly jam the cartridge and the