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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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Kidyubyub
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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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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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