Tape Tune Up And Repair Services
Although the main focus of this website is to empower fellow 8 track enthusiasts to repair their own tapes, I realize that not everyone has the desire to do such repairs. So I do offer an 8 track tape "tune up" and repair service. My tape tune up includes the following:
*Sense Foil replacement
*Foam Pad/Felt Pad replacement as necessary
*Melted pinch roller replacement if necessary
*Cleaning of the pinch roller
*Cleaning of the interior and exterior of the cartridge
*Clean and lube the spindles for the pinch roller and tape reel
*Tape tension adjustment as needed
*Repair of tapes that have been eaten by the machine and are either broken off inside the cartridge or a tangled mess protruding from the cartridge.
In most cases a tune up will take care of most (but NOT all) wow and flutter issues many tapes suffer from. It WILL help to ensure your tape does not self destruct when played after having been shelved for several years (however accidents do happen!). A tune up will NOT fix tape drop nor will it bring back fidelity lost from tape damage (demagnetization, exposure to temperature extremes, damage done from the tape being eaten by the player).
$3 per tape + outbound shipping
Customer pays the shipping to ship the tapes out too me (media mail is your friend here). I pay the return shipping costs to ship back to customer via media mail.
I am located in the Grants Pass, Oregon area.
I accept Paypal, Personal Checks and Money Orders. Check or Money Order payments can be included in the tape shipment.
Ship your tapes to:
P.O Box 516
Merlin, OR 97532
Please email me and let me know your name, return shipping address, how many tapes you have sent and what form of payment you have included or if you just want a Paypal invoice when the job is complete.
Packing Your Tapes
Please pack your tapes in a box large enough for them to sit FLAT. Put bubble wrap on the bottom and all sides of the box. And then put a layer of bubble wrap on the top after the tapes have been packed. Put enough packing material on top of the tapes to fill any void between the top of the tapes and the top flaps of the box. Pack it like it is going to be thrown, dropped, etc because it most likely will be during shipping! Not responsible for tapes that get lost or broken during shipping due to improper packing!