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# 250597 17-May-2019 20:18
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Hi there -

 

I saw an earlier topic (VHS-C Tapes) and was hopeful there might be someone else with a VHS-C tape adapter lying around...

 

I didn't think they'd be so hard to come by, and so bought one from a company in the UK, but after taking weeks to arrive the damn thing doesn't work.

 

I've got a converter and have done all of my full-sized VHS tapes, but have about 12 VHS-C tapes of holidays from many years ago that I really want to preserve.

 

Does anyone have one lying around I could borrow or buy?   I'm in Auckland - happy to pay postage etc... and would take good care of it!

 

Many thanks in advance,

 

David

 

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  # 2240275 17-May-2019 22:45
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Wow, haven't used one of those since ~'95

There's one for sale on TM for $40, but it's from overseas.

Good luck!


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  # 2240359 18-May-2019 09:50
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Yes, that's the one - exactly :)

Yes they take ages to come from the UK, and when it arrived it didn't work. Am really hoping someone might have one lying around!

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  # 2240360 18-May-2019 09:54
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What doesn't work? Could it be modified?

 

 





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  # 2240467 18-May-2019 12:17
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Unfortunately not, the mechanism inside that extends the tape across the top is completely munted, one of the 'arms' for want of a better word was moving around inside - I could hear it when I opened the package :(


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  # 2240491 18-May-2019 12:59
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I used to be very good at fixing and improvising mechanical bits and pieces. I'm getting older and haven't done it for awhile, but if you want to send me the device I could give it a go. No promises or guarantees of any kind but I guess you don't have much to lose at this point. PM me if interested. No charge even if I succeed. It would be helpful if you could also include a tape for testing.

 

 





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