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Re: [AV Media Matters] Sony 3/4 KCA tape

 Jim ,

The machine does slow at the end of the tape, and we adjusted the tension on
cleaning deck as well.    I just havn't run into this specific problem
with any
other 25 year old 3/4 tapes and thought that perhaps these tapes had a
problem unique to themselves.  But it sound like your saying this is
and to be expected.

Thanks for the input

>The adhesive on splicing tape loses its bonding ability with time.
>I suspect that your cleaning machine does not have a sensor that senses when
>the tape is near the end.  In a videotape recorder, the tape speed is slowed
>near the end or stopped before the end--depending on the machine and the
>Jim Wheeler

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