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Repairing a broken 50-year-old cassette tape - Will it play again?
Let's Flip the script, Wilson. No pencil required.
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Thoroughly MEdiocre 2001 HP Pavilion laptop with Windows ME
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A surprisingly versatile HP Pavilion N5295 laptop from 2001, let down by miserable 3D graphics performance and a much-maligned version of Windows. That's not where we wanted to go today, Microsoft!
So You Want to Fly Helicopters? (1989 VHS/Beta 60fps)
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Too bad I didn't get the Betamax version, otherwise this could've been my first Beta Brunch video. Remember: Helicopters don't fly they beat the air into submission! Copyright (C) 1989 by Sporty's Pilot Shop. If you're seriously interested in flying helicopters, check out their up-to-date video and training course! www.sportys.com This vintage version of the program is presented for historical ...
Does a Crosley or Victrola DESTROY your vinyl? #shorts
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There are plenty of entirely legitimate reasons to recommend not buying cheap record players from brands like Crosley and Victrola. But the common claim that they "destroy" records or "chew up the grooves" in normal use is an exaggerated myth that is scaring away newcomers and giving a false impression of the format's fragility. See also Channel 33 RPM's video "Tired of grown men picking on kid...
I got a receipt printer. Now what?
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Having fun with a POS thermal receipt printer (Point Of Sale, that is), the Samsung Bixolon STP-103. TheXvid's automatic captions transcribed Bixolon as "big salon"... and it certainly could've been used in one! EEVBlog electricity meter clip from: thexvid.com/video/P_3DXcB9-xE/video.html LGR soap dispenser clip from: thexvid.com/video/lNlsTIlDvZw/video.html
God's chosen cassette tapes - Kingdom Professional Premium
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A non-believer reviews cassette tapes meant for churches and comes away impressed! Media used in the video: John LaDuca - Mr. Fantastic in the Wonderful World of Wurlitzer thexvid.com/video/TW0_Gl_3EGg/video.html TDK's Ultimate Guide To Recording From CDs thexvid.com/video/ZKczHvcUvsk/video.html Colors In Motion - Secrets thexvid.com/video/eKu-utWOans/video.html Noah Roth - Where's Christian? t...
Panasonic D-Snap - The $1000 SD Card camcorder from 2003!
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Videotape was still king when Panasonic introduced the first video camera that recorded DVD-quality video onto SD cards in 2003, the D-Snap SV-AV100. Unfortunately, it was too far ahead of its time, and nothing else would match its small size, high quality, and wide array of features for years to come. UPDATE: There was a firmware update for the SV-AV100 to allow use of non-Panasonic SD cards (...
13 years of slightly odd ejects & other cassette quirks
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How boring is that? This channel ejects a little bit different. 0:00 Intro 0:19 2009 2:32 2010 4:59 2011 6:51 2012 8:24 2013 9:23 Interlude 9:41 2014 11:07 2015 12:18 2016 13:11 2017 14:00 2018 14:50 2019 17:28 2020 18:23 2021 19:08 Outro
$1 scientific calculator in a bag - with negative cube roots!
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Arctangents, hex conversions, random numbers, and negative cube roots, available at your local Dollar Tree store for $1.00 (or soon to be $1.25)! And yes, as people have noticed, I accidentally pressed the cube root function the first time instead of square root negative cube roots are valid, so it was working fine.
An external 5¼" floppy drive for almost any vintage PC
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The Tandy 25-1087 external 5.25-inch 1.2 MB floppy drive, by Micro Solutions very similar to, but not compatible with, their Backpack drives. It works with any DOS PC with a parallel printer port, at least in theory...
The last black & white TV ever made
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A look at the last type of black & white TV ever made, commonly advertised as "5.5 inch black & white TV with AM/FM radio" and sold under dozens of different brands (and generic unbranded ones) from the mid-1990s to early 2010s for as low as $14.99 even after analog-only TVs were no longer legally allowed to be sold.
RADAR On Trial (1985 VHS 60fps) - Is police radar accurate?
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A 1985 VHS videotape produced by manufacturers of RADAR detectors. Original description: In 1979 a Miami Florida TV news program aired an investigative report showing Traffic RADAR clocking a tree at 86 MPH. A Dade County judge, The Honorable Alfred Nesbitt, just happened to be watching and was quite surprised at what he saw, to say the least. For years police officers have testified that polic...
Audiophile Audiophoolery: 90% wrong about turntables
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A major audiophile equipment retailer publishes a claim about turntables that's so blatantly false, it's enough to make you blow a fuse!
Still the world's fastest booting PC in 2021?
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The star of an unexpectedly viral video from 10 years ago faces a new rival: its direct successor! Will the Tandy 1000RL from 1990 remain the World's Fastest Booting PC? Watch and find out...
Cassette Decks for Dummies
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A beginners' guide to cassette decks: which features to look for, and how to test, clean, connect, and use them. Chapters Index: 0:00 Introduction 1:08 Features to Look For 4:43 Looks Can Be Deceiving 7:14 The Finger Test 9:58 A Quick Fix for Peg 11:38 Cleaning the Mechanism 14:29 Low-Technology Connections 18:57 Finally! A Playback Test 20:55 Record Your Record 23:02 Conclusion Cassette deck i...
V-Tune Pro - RF demodulator for vintage video games & computers
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V-Tune Pro - RF demodulator for vintage video games & computers
Talk to the Space Shuttle! Ham Radio Horizons (1993 VHS 60fps)
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Talk to the Space Shuttle! Ham Radio Horizons (1993 VHS 60fps)
The cheapest, simplest & most popular cassette player mechanism
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The cheapest, simplest & most popular cassette player mechanism
E-mail in 1984 with Tandy's DeskMate - #SepTandy
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E-mail in 1984 with Tandy's DeskMate - #SepTandy
Playing a cassette tape over ONE THOUSAND times!
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Playing a cassette tape over ONE THOUSAND times!
The PC vs. Mac floppy formatting speed test no one has done before
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The PC vs. Mac floppy formatting speed test no one has done before
New SmartWatch+ clock module for Tandy 1000s & XTs #SepTandy
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1970s Panasonic Take 'n Tape portable cassette recorder
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1970s Panasonic Take 'n Tape portable cassette recorder
The $59 1byOne Rock Pigeon turntable is a turkey
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Philips Mini Cassette transcriber, still available new in 2021!
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Philips Mini Cassette transcriber, still available new in 2021!
1987 Pickering INTIMIDATOR 1000 portable powered speakers
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1987 Pickering INTIMIDATOR 1000 portable powered speakers
The big difference little cassette deck belts can make
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Online, 1989 style: Dialing into BBSes with a vintage Tandy 1000 modem
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Online, 1989 style: Dialing into BBSes with a vintage Tandy 1000 modem
Numark PT-01 battery-powered portable record player review & test
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A VHS tape made from recycled food containers
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Righteous Brothers You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' (45 RPM)
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Fake Sony 1000 GB USB flash drive BUSTED!
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The world's fastest booting PC
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The Lovin' Spoonful - Summer In The City [Hot Mono 45]
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Mazda3 hidden features & annoyances
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New 2018 cassette deck - TASCAM 202ᴍᴋVII review
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Audio-Technica AT-LP120 USB turntable review & test
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Is the Crosley Cruiser really THAT bad?
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Cheap turntables - Are they really THAT bad?
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The Diamonds - Little Darlin' (45 RPM record)
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Noisy vinyl? - Just add water
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Volkswagen radio tips: installation/removal, entering code, antenna connections
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"The Claw" - Sanyo's CD/DVD Media Destroyer
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The original WE500 rotary phone bell ringtone
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This tiny boombox turns any cassette into vaporwave
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The last black & white TV ever made
Views 585K2 months ago
A look at the last type of black & white TV ever made, commonly advertised as "5.5 inch black & white TV with AM/FM radio" and sold under dozens of different brands (and generic unbranded ones) from the mid-1990s to early 2010s for as low as $14.99 even after analog-only TVs were no longer legally allowed to be sold.
New TEAC W-1200 cassette deck - Is it really THAT bad?
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New TEAC W-1200 cassette deck - Is it really THAT bad?
13 Reasons Why Cassettes Are Cool Again
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Audio frequency range of LP vs. CD
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Is Windows Vista really THAT bad?
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Hidden Windows 3.1 startup sound! #shorts
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The $7.49 IBM ThinkPad T20 laptop
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Shortwave radio - The dark web of the airwaves in 2020
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Vintage Mac computers at the recycling center
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Comments

  • 22408aaron
    22408aaron 14 hours ago

    Nothing like Windows 7 not installing drivers. I love Windows 7 to death, but it never had a good library of drivers.

  • christo930
    christo930 14 hours ago

    Dude, I love your still shot thing with the cassettes on the operating table. AWESOME!!!

  • bf0189
    bf0189 14 hours ago

    Jealous of you having an official copy of Blackbirds - City Life. Donald Byrd is always even if he's just producing!

  • Matt Drews
    Matt Drews 14 hours ago

    I still have my Mom's Dell Inspiron laptop from around this time, windows 2000, 10 GB hard drive, 400 Mhz of RAM, and it has a click in click out dual modular slot system in it where you could do two batteries, or one battery and a floppy drive, or one battery and I (think?) a zip drive that was sold separately. Had the CD/DVD player too but it did not have all of the external play buttons for CDs. It also had a PC card slot and she bought a Linksys Wireless-B card for it (along with a Linksys wireless-B router for the house), thereby becoming the first computer I ever used with wifi. That was mind blowing to my 13 year old self in like 2001. Good memories this video brought back!

  • Mac Daniel
    Mac Daniel 14 hours ago

    These speakers are banned by the Geneva convention.

  • Michael Jackson
    Michael Jackson 14 hours ago

    Great to see how to fix this though 😊

  • Dreamager
    Dreamager 15 hours ago

    For those watching, in case you haven't seen the other comment mentioning it, that's a pozidriv in the example, not a philips thexvid.com/video/cN6ytqSNzkI/video.html

  • Luke Davis
    Luke Davis 15 hours ago

    I have a PC running Windows ME, it's actually not terrible, it had much better driver support than 98SE and 2000 so it's there to stay

  • Mrshoujo
    Mrshoujo 15 hours ago

    My oldest cassette is the soundtrack to 2001: A Space Odyssey. It's literally just a professional recording of the vinyl album! I used to have a tape splicer doohickey I bought at Radio Shack where they used to sell cassette tape repair supplies like splicing adhesive tape and replacement cassette shells. Protip: always stick the splicing adhesive tape on the back side of the cassette tape and leader. It should never touch the head.

  • James Dye
    James Dye 15 hours ago

    My friend had that Flip Wilson album on vinyl way back. Funny stuff.

  • Eman Caindec
    Eman Caindec 16 hours ago

    It's always fun to play doctor when it comes to restoring old tapes... I have made some restoration projects before and it is one of the most satisfying and rewarding experiences I've had! :) Proud of my cassette tapes collection.

  • Wonseok Song
    Wonseok Song 16 hours ago

    I believe samsung actually made those. It turns out to be Bixolon used to be a division of Samsung.

  • Eman Caindec
    Eman Caindec 16 hours ago

    Hi VWestlife, can you please make a video if 70% isopropyl alcohol does an effective job of cleaning your records when making a DIY Vinyl Cleaning Solution? I'm still uncertain if it's safe to use despite of what I've researched online, experts say that it should be at least 90% or better. Can you mythbust this claim? Thank you. To add, it is really difficult to get ahold of 90% ones here at my country. Should I be concerned? I'm still scared of what to do before I clean my newly-acquired records...

    • VWestlife
      VWestlife 15 hours ago

      Sorry, I have no interest in that.

  • SMG3
    SMG3 16 hours ago

    Am only goes up to 1611 how's yours on 1690 you hacked your radio

    • VWestlife
      VWestlife 15 hours ago

      No, here in North America we have the Expanded Band which goes up to 1710 kHz.

  • paulb4uk
    paulb4uk 16 hours ago

    my 1974 hollies tape plays fine for a few seconds then sounds muffled it is shedding heads are as brown as the tape after a few seconds i might have to split the shell apart and transplant tape from a maxell ur or tdk fe and record the original tracks back on it when i get the songs that are on it from somewhere.

  • Lost In Tech
    Lost In Tech 16 hours ago

    I can still smell those cassettes in the philips style cases, even now. Memory is weird. libraries used to have the snap cases.

  • totally not a dinosaur in a trench coat

    soi soi soi soi

  • EastAngliaUK
    EastAngliaUK 17 hours ago

    I need to go through my tapes prob lots that I do not need or have bad audio.

  • Rbx11
    Rbx11 17 hours ago

    Samsung brand name has an ‘A’, not an upside down ‘V’.

    • VWestlife
      VWestlife 15 hours ago

      I have no idea what you mean.

  • Raveheart
    Raveheart 17 hours ago

    Does the leader tape serve any other purpose than saving a few inches of magnetic tape during the cassette production? If not, you could just cheat and remove the leader altogether. Of course, this will make you loose a few seconds of usable magnetic tape, but in most cases you're just cutting silence anyway. Just a thought after I noticed that magnetic tape seems to stay magnetic tape, while leader tape wants to turn into goo at some point.

    • VWestlife
      VWestlife 15 hours ago

      The leader is stronger than the magnetic tape so it saves the actual tape from getting worn out when it's being rewound or fast-forwarded all the way to the end.

  • BessieBopOrBach
    BessieBopOrBach 18 hours ago

    This was riveting, vwestlife. It makes me happy to spend even just a few minutes a week with someone who shares my fascination with these tiny masterpieces of optimistic mid-century design.

  • LoveJuice
    LoveJuice 18 hours ago

    im interestedin what that salesman had to say, who switched the channel!?

  • tsevetgestoorde
    tsevetgestoorde 18 hours ago

    hurts me when i think about how many (possibly perfect) cassette tapes were thrown in the trash. Every cassette has something mystic about it. You never know whats on it and how it will sound and how long. I love looking at the mechanism work.

  • dank cuddlybear
    dank cuddlybear 18 hours ago

    I still have the POS computer I found. It runs Windows XP embedded and the fan is super loud. Great for playing Lego Island!

  • AMDRADEONRUBY
    AMDRADEONRUBY 19 hours ago

    Yeah for my part I'm not Good fixing small stuff but I'm good for watching your videos have a nice Thursday.

  • xenon2
    xenon2 19 hours ago

    Researching this marvel of software business. Whole video have Rick& Morty feel - games from alternate reality.

  • архив канал
    архив канал 19 hours ago

    Annoying people with the metric system is the most american thing I've ever seen

  • Krisseck
    Krisseck 20 hours ago

    Was definitely not expecting Druaga1 reference

  • Loading Official
    Loading Official 20 hours ago

    Would be fun to see it used as a TTY on Linux...

  • Wasmachineman
    Wasmachineman 20 hours ago

    Might wanna try the ChroMetal drivers for the GPU.

  • Peter Kurten
    Peter Kurten 20 hours ago

    Doctor! You've done it!

  • John Louis
    John Louis 21 hour ago

    I have a Soundhog brand cassette from the 1970s where the case opens by pressing the area marked 'press' and the cassette slides out.

  • Vidtech
    Vidtech 21 hour ago

    With sticky tapes , I have found that using a Tape Hand Winder contraption , works better at loosening them up , for some reason, than fast forwarding and rewinding the cassette in a cassette deck.

  • William Fenton
    William Fenton 21 hour ago

    Does any one remember the smell of certain brands of blank tape ?I think scotch were the most distinctive.

  • William Fenton
    William Fenton 21 hour ago

    The Champaign bubbles made Lawrence Wells tape sticky.

  • Quincy and Mitch Cheng-Mader

    The Keeping Up Appearances DVD made my day!

  • CARL iCON
    CARL iCON 22 hours ago

    LIVE, DAMMIT....LIVE!!!

  • PeterCamberwick
    PeterCamberwick 23 hours ago

    Great work! :) :)

  • Timothy Verbist
    Timothy Verbist 23 hours ago

    I think teenagers are kids too! (a man is at least 20 years old)

    • VWestlife
      VWestlife 21 hour ago

      18 and 19-year-olds are legally considered adults.

  • DarkSpawn
    DarkSpawn 23 hours ago

    Who knew watching a guy fix a cassette tape from 50 years ago would be so interesting

  • BrunoDSL
    BrunoDSL 23 hours ago

    Only bad thing about those phone opening kits is the metal spudgers can still damage the plastic while the plastic of the plastic spudgers is damaged easily. An alternative to them would be guitar picks. You can get them in packs of 100 and they come in all sizes and thicknesses.

  • Johan Joe
    Johan Joe 23 hours ago

    ok but that jettas locking system is pretty smart i dont need to worry about leaving the windows open

  • shirley serna
    shirley serna Day ago

    They are not going to do what they say was lucky to get back what I sent they kept most of my money too

  • dalriada842
    dalriada842 Day ago

    I think I'd use that for printing address labels. Though I'd use scissors to cut it, rather than the serrated edge on the printer. I often laminate such labels with clear tape to protect them from getting wet. I suspect that clear film on the Bixolon label was never intended to be removed, but had just started to delaminate with age.

  • Isaac Clayton
    Isaac Clayton Day ago

    This is insanely cool and all but can it play bad apple? (e.g. print each frame one after another, record the entire process, then assemble a stop-motion video.)

  • kane
    kane Day ago

    256MB of RAM :O was it upgraded or was it like that from the factory ?? if not was 256MB RAM considered a lot back then ?? :)

  • Franko Walker
    Franko Walker Day ago

    Neat trick with twisting the cassette shell to open it.

  • boggsty
    boggsty Day ago

    A those graphite slipsheets, I call them “Gripsheets” because obvious reasons. I throw them out every time I get into an old tape

  • Crabby303
    Crabby303 Day ago

    Interesting piece of tech history - I wonder what kind of boldness that camera witnessed over the years....

  • BilisNegra
    BilisNegra Day ago

    2:11 To be precise, it is (or still was at that point in the video) a not screwed screwed cassette.