Came across an oddity this morning. I've been transferring some DAT Tapes
when all o f a sudden one snapped. It's a brand i'd never come across
before called "PYRAL". On taking aprt the shell it's clear that the tape is
stuck together - The original break was a tear across rather than a snap
and when i tried to loosen the tape on the reel, more started to tear.
It has the appearance of sticky shed, but i've never come across this in a
Has anyone else come across this? Can the tape be baked? If so, for how
If not sticky shed, any other ideas? There is no sign of anything being
spilt on the tape. All the labels on it are clean and original.
I would like to rescue what I can from it although I know a proportion will
now be irretrievable.