MY TAPE JAMMED IN THE PLAYER — NOW PART OF THE TAPE
IS CRINKLED LIKE AN ACCORDION. CAN I FIX IT?OK, here is the definitive fix for crinkled tape:
Do NOT cut or throw away any tape!
Get your iron and set it on low to medium heat
and hold the tape between your hands with about 6 inches of crinkled tape
between them. Slowly drag the crinkled tape across the edge of the iron.
NOTE: keep even tension on the tape being heated, NOT so much as to
stretch the tape, and not so little as to let it stick to the iron. Move
the tape slowly back and forth across the edge of the iron and the
crinkles should disappear.
This procedure takes PRACTICE, and you will have to experiment with
the heat of your iron, the iron must not be too hot or the tape will be
damaged. Start low, and work the heat up until its right. If the heat
is too low, no damage will be done. Too hot, and you’ll know it pretty
There’s nothing that will transport me back in time more quickly than thinking about 8 track tapes. They are very era-centric; they were everywhere, then they weren’t.