I have an old Hi8 tape which was damaged while rewinding in my uncle's Sony CCD-V600E (probably due to wrong voltage/unregulated PSU).
Now i've bought a Sony DCR-TRV230E and i'd like to rip this cassette like i've done with the others i have.
But i'm scared it may jam again since the tape seems damaged in the initial part:
[Attachment 46000 - Click to enlarge]
Do you think it is safe if i rewind the tape a bit using a screwdriver as shown in this video, capture the tape once without ever rewinding it?
(thus, skipping the damaged part)
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I don't see why it wouldn't be safe. But the best repair would be to cut out the damaged section so there is no chance of future jamming.
Also make sure your screwdriver is not magnetized.Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence -Carl Sagan
- My sister Ann's brother
thank you for the tips, i was able to capture the tape without issues.
Last edited by eadmaster; 9th Jul 2018 at 12:43.