[TUHS] reading 9 track tapes?
asbesto at freaknet.org
Thu May 21 22:50:40 AEST 2015
Mon, May 11, 2015 at 12:35:41PM -0500, John Foust wrote:
> > > Can anyone still read 9 track tapes? We just un-covered two that date
> >but the physical condition of the tapes; that old, they might have issues
> >with shedding of oxide, etc (which a heat soak can mostly cure). If you
> Oh, that tape may be just fine if it was kept in office conditions.
well, it's a matter of chemical bonds that broke; something in
the tape just change due to age, and sometimes a good stored
tape can be difficult to read, and need baking. We're also able
to do that, we recovered a lot of media at our museum.
ps http://museum.freaknet.org (very old site, sorry)
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