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Old 05-16-2013, 11:04 AM
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Can tape from a cassette be cleaned?

I have a Tape by The Cure, and the shell is so warped (plus it's dirty) I can't play the tape. The tape on the inside looks ok, and I am going to try to transfer the tape to a new shell, but am wondering if I can clean the tape to keep my player from getting dirty.
Old 05-16-2013, 11:41 AM
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wipe the old shell as best you can, transfer the tape into a new shell, load the cassette into a shoebox type recorder were you can actually see a bit of the tape as it passes and give it a look while fast winding. if its of concern, you can get a q-tip in there while winding and see if anything is coming off the tape.
can you move those tape machines so i can put these tape machines down?

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