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I have two Panasonic VHS-C adapters so I know what it is like to try to salvage a tape. Basically, you have two choices: complete disassembly of the adapter and salvage the tape or reassemble the adapter and try to salvage the tape. I have never seen any repair information so learned by trial and error
You don't specify the adapter you have, but most load from the top. The main thing here is that VHS and VHS-C are both the same size of tape. Whether they are recorded in SVHS mode or not will not affect the adapter, just whether or not you get a picture. Theadapter only allows you to put a compact cassette (VHS-C) into a standard VHS VCR. The adapter will require batteries to allow it to place the VHS-C cassette tape into the proper position for use in the VCR.
There's no way! They are two vastly different systems. Video8 tape is nearly 1/4 inch wide whereas VHS tape is 1/2 inch wide - and thats just the begining! Electronically, everything about them is different which is why Video8 came out from Sony in 1985 to improve on VHS systems and camcorder quality. The higher quality version Hi8 followed in 1990 which made it's way into the professional market too. I used the both formats for TV news and other programmes 1989-2000 when I went over to DVCAM, a professional compact cassette system also from Sony so I know the 8mm systems inside out.
You can get a cassette adaptor that will except any VHS-C tapes and play them back on any standard VCR from Maplin www.maplin.co.uk.
They are £14.99 plus post! It's unlikely that you just have to have the Panasonic one!