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04-15-2014, 09:35 AM
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I have a hi8 tape that is "stuck" it won't rewind nor fast forward. I can't turn the reel either..is it possible to open the tape and switch it with another case? or is it basically dead?
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04-15-2014, 10:23 AM
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take it apart and try to carefully unstick it by unreeling a little bit
the tape is probably just stuck to the next layer
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04-15-2014, 11:05 AM
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thanks volksjager ill give it a try
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04-20-2014, 07:20 AM
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Right now, it doesn't sound like a new clamshell is needed. Part of the tape is stuck for some reason. That's all we know.
Yes, open it up.

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04-21-2014, 03:34 PM
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You may not need to open the cassette if all you want to do is manually advance or rewind the tape a bit.

On the bottom of the cassette, centered at the label edge is a rectangular slot (about 4x7mm). In that6 That slot is a small tab that when pushed to the rear unlocks the reels and you can manually turn them.

If that tab is missing or broken the reels may remain locked and a replacement or repaired case is likely in order. Keep in mind that 8mm tape is not as physically forgiving as VHS.
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04-23-2014, 04:42 PM
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thanks dpalomaki for some reason that wasn't working, I had to take the tape down to lowes and play which screwdriver will open you up game . Found one and unscrewed the tape. didn't see anything "weird" going on, just forwarded the tape a little bit manually then screwed it back together and works like a charm....damn shame the tape has 5 minutes of footage on it lol but whatever all in a days work
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