RE: Audiocassette problems

Elise Vidal (
Sat, 6 Jan 2001 15:46:16 -0800 (PST)

Since I am sitting here untwisting a tape, my question is how do they get
twisted. I seem to be getting a few a week and they are new tapes (ones
that have only circulated once or twice at the most).
E. Vidal

-----Original Message-----
From: Charles Timberlake []
Sent: Saturday, January 06, 2001 11:14 AM
To: Multiple recipients of list
Subject: Re: Audiocassette problems

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 --
> is, the machine plays the tape normally, but the recording itself is
> backward. This has happened several times to our audiobooks. The result
> 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?
> there any solution? Thanks...
> Mike Boedicker
> Audiovisual Director & Webmaster
> Danville Public Library
> 319 N. Vermilion
> Danville, IL 61832
> (217) 477-5223 ext. 123