Some of my tapes are old and sticking. The three C2N's that I have are unable to turn the spindles at all. Has anyone else had this problem? Is there a solution? -Luke On Feb 14, 2012, at 10:35, Ethan Dicks <email@example.com> wrote: > On Tue, Feb 14, 2012 at 12:29 PM, Ingo Korb <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: >> Ethan Dicks <email@example.com> writes: >>> I would like to know about such a program. I manually snarfed my old >>> tapes years ago via a PC parallel-port C2N interface and DOS software, >>> but I would like to check over the tapes one more time to ensure I got >>> everything. >> >> Assuming that you have .tap files you can use tapclean... > > I have a box of 30-year-old cassette tapes. The method I used 15 > years ago was to plug a real C2N into a custom cable and read directly > to binary on a DOS machine. If the tape and tape drive were aligned > well, it worked and I got a file. If not, well... I got read errors, > just like the old days. I think I was able to read 60%-80% of the > files. I'm looking for a way to dig out the rest. > > If I have to start by creating WAV files of all my tapes then convert > WAV to TAP, I can do that, if that's the best path to take. I'd like > to preserve as much as possible since according to the tape labels, I > worked on some of this software in 1979 - it represents some my early > programming efforts. Nothing earthshattering and probably very little > worthy of publishing, but it's still a piece of my personal history > I'd like to recover. > > In the intervening years, though, all the drive belts on my C2N drives > (I have at least 3) have aged and stretched. I need to find a source > of a replacement (including a length, which I can only estimate now). > > -ethan > > Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2012-02-14 21:00:04
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