Re: Audio/Video Repair Tools

Brigid Duffy (
Wed, 19 Aug 1998 08:50:34 -0700 (PDT)

Unless you have an experienced professional on your staff for repairing
videocassettes, do not invest in the kit you mentioned. Signal on
videotape is laid down on a diagonal track, and unless the tape splice
exactly matches that angle, you have ruined the tape. If any of the tape
glue gets on the machine's video heads, you can damage them, too.

Audio tape signal is laid down in a straight line. So with a bit of
practice (got mine in a University-level class) this can be done, so the
audio repair kit may be useful.

Have no experience with the cd cleaning kit.

Hope this helps.

Brigid Duffy
Media Purchasing
Audio Visual/ITVCenter
San Francisco State University