Foreign Substance Exposure Videotape Repair Services

$34.50 per tape all foreign substance exposure
VHS, S-VHS, VHS-C, miniDV and miniDV HD - anything and everything that's wrong with your tape is covered, please visit our FAQ page for details regarding the repair process for 8mm, Hi8 and Digital8 tapes. Discount pricing is available.

It happens, you're not alone
We've seen soda, wax, insect infestations, peanut butter, clay and much, much more. We've noticed that people are sometimes embarrassed about this kind of damage when they contact us but accidents (and children) happen; we won't be surprised by your circumstances.

Whether or not your footage can be salvaged will depend on what the tape was exposed to
Whether or not a videotape that has been exposed to a foreign substance can be salvaged depends on if the substance reacts with the magnetic layer of the tape where the footage/data is stored. If the substance is neutral it can be cleaned off the tape's surface without damage to the footage, but some substances cause permanent degradation which can result in a permanent and unavoidable loss of footage. We cannot determine if a substance can be cleaned up without having seen your tape, but since we do not charge an assessment fee there will not be a charge to you unless your footage can be recovered.

Discount pricing
The repair process for tapes that have been exposed to a foreign substance is slow and gentle in order to increase the chances that footage can be recovered; working with tapes in batches is more efficient so if you send more than ten tapes at a time the repair charge is discounted to $29.50 per tape. You will see a prompt when you place an order to make sure the discount applies to the repair work for the tapes you want to send in.