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Video 8 cassette tape loose

I have an older Sony Handycam Video 8 camcorder. The camcorder works fine, so I am about to find out.
I removed a cassette tape from camcorder (been in there awhile) and the tape was very loose about 5" but not damaged or twisted. How do I tighten the tape in the cassette before re inserting the tape back into the camcorder? I can easily do a VHS tape but can't figure the video 8 tape out. Any help would be appreciated!

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I'd get my content off that tape and then in the trash.

In reply to: Video 8 cassette tape loose

The reels do turn on my tapes when I use a popsicle or such stick to tighten it back up. But I fear this tape is only good for the trash.


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That did the trick!

In reply to: I'd get my content off that tape and then in the trash.

Thanks! Did not want to force anything for fear of breaking something internal. It worked and camcorder seems fine. I should look to get them transferred to DVD soon.

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