Damaged TapesStand-By Member of  MissingKIN.com - The missing and abducted Kids Investigative Network.


Stand-By Member of  MissingKIN.com - The missing and abducted Kids Investigative Network.

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Do you think your precious family tape loaded with irreplaceable memories is damaged beyond repair? Were they soaked for weeks or even months in the floodwaters of the recent hurricanes? Are your tapes covered in mold or mildew, or have they been been affected by dust, dirt, smoke, or heat or have they been damaged by heat or physically  broken?

We can recover your treasured memories!

It's time to have those tapes Restored/Repaired & Transferred to DVD.

Audio and Videotapes can usually be restored or salvaged even if they look utterly hopeless to you!!

bullet We can restore them from:
bullet Flood or water damage
bullet Mold or mildew, dust, dirt, smoke or heat damaged tapes
bullet or tapes that are physically damaged,  broken or twisted
bullet We can restore or recover from the following formats: VHS, VHS-C, Super VHS, 8mm, Hi-8mm, Beta, MiniDV.
bullet Audio formats: Cassette, any size Reel to Reel, 8 track

Recovery rates for Video Tapes:

bulletIncludes external Cleaning ie: removal of potentially hazardous molds, fungus & toxic chemicals
bullet Disassembly of the tape housing unit and cleaning of the tape itself
bullet Appropriate treatment of the tape to allow at least one good playback so that the content can be digitized. Can include ultrasonic cleaning, burnishing, specialized cleaning passes or solutions, thermal tempering.
bullet$250 per Video Tape up to 120 minutes For longer recordings please call or email
bullet$100 per audio tape up to 80 minutes For longer recordings please call or email
bulletThese rates are for repair and digitizing ONLY
bulletYou WILL receive your original tape back, but we recommend that you NOT play it. The processes we use to get the tape to play well one or two times are not permanent. The effects will start to fade after a few days to a few months. Also some of the cassette internals may be missing due to rust or damage. You will have a digital copy of the contents of your tape that should last 100+ years. Put the tape in a box with the rest of your memorabilia.
bullet If you are a victim of a recent natural disaster and you have a number of tapes to restore, we are certainly willing to work with you to reach a fair price. Just call or email us to discuss your needs.

Contact us with your specific questions,


Send your original recording along with your payment and This order form to:

The Data Detective
Audio Forensics Department
7318 Osceola Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45243


We accept Checks, Money Orders, or Cash. Please print this order form , fill it out completely and send it with your recording. 

We do not carry in-house accounts or accept purchase orders. Why?

We have found that many companies are delaying payment for longer and longer periods of time, and there are some companies that do not pay at all. Many times, the larger the company, the longer it takes it to pay.

Since we cannot tell in advance which companies pay quickly and which do not, we have instituted a policy that requires clients to pay when services are rendered.

This keeps our paying customers from subsidizing non-paying customers and allows us to concentrate on the job at hand, not on collecting past due accounts.



Regarding our People Finder and Research services: The Data-Detective/RCE Information Services is a company dedicated to serving the public in helping to find lost relatives, friends, biological parents, or anyone you might be looking for.

In operation since 1986, we are information specialists, helping thousands who have lost contact with friends, schoolmates, and biological parents and have been specialists in this field for the past decade. Our professional researchers are experts in searching, retrieving and obtaining court record and other documents nationwide and compiling this information in reports that are easy to understand. We take the worry out of hiring new staff members and leasing to new tenants by researching these individual's backgrounds for you. We hope you will find the opportunity to use this accurate, reliable and valuable resource in the near future.

We promote responsible use and dissemination of information. We fully support and adhere to the Individual Services Group Principles (IRSG), the GLB act, and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).

Please note that we are NOT a "Detective Agency" nor are we "Private Investigators" nor "Law Enforcement Officials" of any kind. We are simply a research company that does a very specific kind of research, and does it exceptionally well