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First post, by Jo22

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Hi all!

Does anybody have experience with these or tape drive de-magnetizers in general ?
- I'm having a few old computers with datasettes and (built-in) tape drives..

Before buying such NOS stuff (does it still work after that long period of time ?),
I'd like to know if they are -or were- useful or cause any harm, even..

And if there are alternatives (de-magnetizer devices using active circuit etc).

Any thoughts welcome. 😀

Thanks in advance.

Jo22

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Reply 1 of 2, by cyclone3d

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Clean the head with alcohol and q-tips and then run the de-magnetizer tape in it.

No idea if a really old NOS one will work but we did use them back in the day.

Or you can always make yourself a small degausser :
https://youtu.be/EatR3TFhGKA

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Reply 2 of 2, by Jo22

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Thanks a lot for the tip! 😁

"Time, it seems, doesn't flow. For some it's fast, for some it's slow.
In what to one race is no time at all, another race can rise and fall..." - The Minstrel

//My video channel//