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Old October 24th, 2007, 01:09 PM   #1
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Cracking open a mini dv tape...how?

Has anyone done this without any major problems...seems the screws are blocked ...or are there any at all on these....sure isn't like the vhs tapes or cassettes I use to work on....

Or I can go back and record half the show again....arrrgh...

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Old October 24th, 2007, 02:22 PM   #2
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I've never tried this on mini-dv tapes, so I can't say for sure, but it may depend upon the brands. I use Panasonic tapes and I can see screw heads through the little screw ports. Unfortunately, it would appear that I don't even have a small enough driver tip in my precision kit that will work with these micro sized screws.
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Old October 24th, 2007, 02:40 PM   #3
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on my sony dv tapes it looks like an eye glas repair kit screw drive would fit at open all of the screws. As before, ive never tried.
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Old October 24th, 2007, 02:46 PM   #4
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Yes certainly the Sony's come apart just like Hi8 cassettes. I have repaired one for a friend that had damaged the shell and we just opened a new cassette and put in the tape from the damaged cassette. Assembly is critical to get all the parts back in the same place but was not that difficult.

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Old October 24th, 2007, 02:46 PM   #5
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yeah I've got the sony tape but there are no screws...seems like they covered the hole with plastic..hmmm wonder if I can break through there but then it could still be a pain to do if all the plastic doesn't come out....yep I got the small screw driver for it...

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