Re: Audiocassette problems

Charles Timberlake (
Sat, 6 Jan 2001 10:15:38 -0800 (PST)

Probably the tape is twisted. Often, you can find the twist and undo it,
making the taping playable again.

On Sat, 6 Jan 2001, Mike Boedicker wrote:

> A non-video question, but it's probably appropriate in a roundabout way.
> Does anyone know what would cause an audiocassette to play backward -- that
> is, the machine plays the tape normally, but the recording itself is
> backward. This has happened several times to our audiobooks. The result is
> the same on both sides of the cassette: a lower, almost muffled sound, but
> clearly backwards (haven't heard Linda Blair uttering any obscenities yet,
> or Led Zeppelin ordering me to march with Satan).
> Could this be some kind of bleed from one side of the tape to the other? Is
> there any solution? Thanks...
> Mike Boedicker
> Audiovisual Director & Webmaster
> Danville Public Library
> 319 N. Vermilion
> Danville, IL 61832
> (217) 477-5223 ext. 123