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I have a miniDV cassette that has a damaged door mechanism and the tape has been snapped. Can this be repaired to enable transfer to a digital medium

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Yes the tape can be repaired. The problem is that at the point of the break, there will be some data loss. It should be minimal unless the tape was stretched first. If it is a clean break, the data interruption will be small. The door should be removed as it is primarily there for protection from dust and dirt.

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Posted on Jul 31, 2008

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