Don't let that date confuse you - I took these pictures for this blog post in 2014, and only now managed to dig them up, crop them and post instructions here in August of 2018. Hopefully these brief photo instruction tutorial will help anyone fix and repair the ends of the 1/2" magnetic tape on their beloved VHS and get it playable once again!
If the tape has snapped in two in the middle of the tape, I suggest you follow our cassette tape fixing instructions for our exclusive upside-down sticky tape method to repair the snapped magnetic tape. It should work the same for even tape this wide, with the exception that longer tears might be hard to repair. This instruction deals with other VHS-specific breaks - when the tape ends come off the plastic reels. This usually happens when an overzealous VCR will rewind or fast forward too quickly toward the end and pull the tape right off the reel. It's a rare occasion, but considering how many VHS tapes I convert every year for my customers, this happens more often than you'd think.