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Record as best you can - maybe with Audacity. Then adjust for speed and direction using Audacity's Nyquist features. CJB. 

--- On Thu, 2/2/12, James Roth <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> From: James Roth <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: [ARSCLIST] 1. Squeaky tape   2. TEAC in need of repair
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Date: Thursday, 2 February, 2012, 13:24
> Good morning, All.
> 
> I'm in the process of digitizing some open reel tapes.
> Some of the tape is  mil Mylar and it SQUEAKS. Is
> there any kind of lubricant I can use to stop that?
> Any suggestions would be appreciated.
> 
> Is there anyone out there who can repair a TEAC X-100R
> (bi-directional) 4-strack stereo tape deck? It's a
> beauty, but the tape speed button does not work. It only
> plays at 7.5 and the torque selector for small and
> large reel doesn't work. I can't tell in which setting
> that's stuck. If I play the tape in forward the tape
> slips out of the guides, but if I play it in reverse it
> plays just fine. 
> 
> The thing weighs a ton so the cost of shipping will probably
> be a killer by itself, but is there anyone out there who can
> repair those problems?
> 
> Regards,
> Ben 
>