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How do I repair a VCR tape? My vcr chewed a special video taken in Ireland and I can't replace it.

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You could cut of the damaged part and use thin clear office tape to mend it.
Place the ends overlapping and cut with sharp carpet knife or with scissors.
I have repaired quite a few tapes succesfully.
You will lose the damaged section of the content on the tape.


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