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How do I take a cassette tape apart without damaging the tape

How do I take a cassette tape apart & put it back together without damaging the tape. The tape became loose from one of the spools and I need to reattach it on a dictation microcassette

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  • Anonymous May 06, 2009

    I have this same problem -- need to take tape cassette apart -- tape came off spool. Any solution?

  • DVR engineer May 11, 2010

    Honestly i wouldnt attempt it on the micro cassette you want to repair first. Chances are you'll break it beyond repair. If you can post your email address i will prepare a short procedure on how to take them apart etc but i would practice first as you have to break the tape to get into it. Also what manufacturer is the tape?

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SOURCE: videotape twisted

Underneath, between the spools, you can use a pencil or such other instrument to push in the part that holds the spools in place. Then loosen the tape as needed.

Posted on May 15, 2008

adrakewilson
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SOURCE: My cassette tape came unattached from the start

some have little screws, or take a very small flat head srew driver and carefully pry open.

Posted on Feb 17, 2011

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SOURCE: My cassette tape detached from the spool. How can

unplug radio get ink pin with top on and try taking it off the main wheel that its rap on.

Posted on Feb 17, 2011

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