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Peter Stedman
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Mini DV Tapes

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Simple question. Is anyone out there interested in a quantity of used once only Mini DV tapes that I've inherited from a member now passed on??? I will clean them off. Only postage required plus a small donation to his widow. If not then they are for the bin. Very sad really.
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HI Peter. I would like to have the Mini DV tapes you are offering.
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Thanks Roy. I will keep some in hand. I said I would wipe them, but thinking about it, I realise that wll take me an hour each . . . . . I know there is a system for rapid wiping them but I haven't this. Do you know anything about it?? Does anyone know? I will give it some thought. Cheers. Pete.
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Sorry Peter I don't know how to rapid wipe tapes. I might of known once and have forgotten You might try googling. I'll try that approach and see if an answer is forthcoming. Cheers.
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Hi again Peter. I.ve had a look at google answers and I can't find any mention of special equipment to rapid wipe DV mini tapes. But there seems to be Bulk erasers which instantly wipe magnetic tapes. I remember now I once had one to wipe VHS tapes, what happened to it, I don't know. I understand they can still be obtained from places like Maplins . Anyway you mentioned the time it would take to wipe the tapes in a camcorder, I would suggest also that if you have a big amount to wipe, it would put a lot of wear of the heads. Is there any reason why the recipients of these tapes can't wipe them thierselves. cheers.
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It's extremely difficult to erase the digital info held on Mini DV tapes so I wouldn't even bother. Because it's only ones and zeros, even a faint record will generate the original signal. Leave it to the deck's erase head and all will be well.
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Thanks for the interest. Progress has been made in that a friend of the deceased has offered to erase some tapes and I have started to do the same. Naturally the widow doesn't want to pass on tapes containing personal material so I'm sure we respect that.

Roy. As soon as I have a worthwhile bundle of tapes, I will PM you to get your address to post them. You will think it's Christmas come early.

Cheers. Pete.
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Thanks Peter.
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Roy. Have sent you a PM. Pete.
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Hi. Peter. I've tried to send you a PM but I don't think it's worked. A message shows that there is 1 message stored but it doesn't show up in the sent messages panel. What I want to say is that I have received the tapes and will send cash on Monday. I wanted to tell you the amount but as I don't wish to show the amount here I will suggest I send three times the amount you mentioned. Please let me know. Would you also please advise how to send a PM, step by step. I must of got it right once when I sent you my address. This time I must of done something wrong. How is Calne this days I haven't been there for 70 years. I visited a lot when I was at RAF Yatesbury. I performed there in a RAF variety show. Regards Roy
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Hi Roy,
Your PM arrived at the same time as this message on the open forum. I will reply at great length when I have awaken properly and have my day in order.
Cheers. Pete.
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Peter. I have sent you a PM
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