VHS Video Tape Restoration and Repair
Restoration and repair of VHS tapes is needed when tapes suffer damage when stored incorrectly over a lengthy period. Moisture present in your home means it will invite mold into any area of the house. Even where your precious VHS video tapes are stored. And if you don’t act promptly, your family videos may become lost forever.
We recently had a client present a box of videos with a major problem. Mold was terrible on some tapes. Plus, someone had jammed a few of the tapes in the VHS machines over the years. In desperation, our client attempted a repair job on one tape but it didn’t go well. He pulled apart the shell to fix the crushed tape but he could not reassemble the VHS tape shell again properly. So he called us to see what we could do.
We first dissembled the tapes and removed the spools of tape from the old damaged tape shell. Then we used a brand new shell to fit his tape into. The new VHS shell is clean and free from mold. And because the gears, spools and rollers were new, our client’s tape worked well in its new case. We then cleaned both sides of the tape surfaces plus the tape edges with isopropyl alcohol and ran it slowly through the VHS machine to ensure smooth playback.
We noticed the tape was previously crushed in some portions but our client was lucky that 95% of his family memories were fine. We converted the VHS tape to digital and now he can treasure these irreplaceable memories forever.