How to Care For a Cassette Tape?

Answer Compact Cassette Tapes were introduced in the U.S. in 1964 (prerecorded Music Cassettes in 1966). Simple care can avoid many problems and keep your Tapes playing for many, many years.

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Would it be alright to restore a cassette tape by placing scotch tape in between?

Yeah, you can do that. I used to have a government job working with those large tape reels, and we were taught to splice the tape that way. Just line up both sides of the tape, cut it at a 45 deg... Read More »

What is a cassette tape?

A cassette tape consists of a plastic casing that houses two reels for supply and take-up. During playback, the supply side feeds tape through the cassette deck's transport, producing sound, while ... Read More »

Who invented the cassette tape?

The Audio Engineering Society credits Philips with introducing the cassette tape in 1963. Because the company offered licenses worldwide, DuPont improved on the medium with the chromium dioxide tap... Read More »

How to Transcribe a Cassette Tape to an MP3?

Cassette tapes, though used regularly as late as 1998, are now considered completely obsolete. If you have recordings on cassette tapes that you would like to hold on to, it would be a good idea to... Read More »