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Subject: Degradation of VHS Tapes

Degradation of VHS Tapes

From: Colin Williamson <smileplas>
Date: Saturday, November 21, 1998
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    Date: 5 Nov 98
    From: Antonio Gorni <agorni [at] iron__com__br>

    At least here in Brazil some VHS video-tapes eventually present
    the formation of a white powder over its surface. Apparently it
    is some kind of mould. The tapes became useless and must be
    cleaned.

    Does anybody know the cause of this phenomenon and how it can be
    avoided?

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