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Toshiba VCR How to extract the video tape. VCR turns itself off in 10 seconds.

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  • g35tommyt Sep 12, 2008

    The VCR is a Toshiba M-683. I get a blue screen in the brief time it is on, but nothing else works, either from the front panel or from the remote.

  • g35tommyt Sep 13, 2008

    Frankly, I was hoping for something more specific to my Toshiba M-683 and the problem of it turning itself off after about 8 seconds, as opposed to a link to another (free) website.

  • g35tommyt Sep 13, 2008

    I inserted the tape and the VCR turned off. When I attempt to turn it back on, it only stays on for about 8 secords, then turns itself off.

  • g35tommyt Sep 17, 2008

    Manually cycled the mechanism and got the tape to eject. Tried another tape and had the same problem. Since I had (wisely) left the cover off, I was able to eject that one.



    I'm thinking maybe an inexpensive new VC player is going to be the best solution. Any thoughts?

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Some thing wrong in mechanism of vcr. Please take off top cover of vcr and turn back loading motor manually to eject cassette. Loading motors in VCRs usually rotates worm gear to start loading / unloading in vcr mechanism. in your case, it seems loading motor / worm gear is stuck. I hope, rotating manually will release it and vcr will start work normally.

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    Shahid Electronics Sep 13, 2008

    VCR turns off itself is not problem. Its just caused by stuck mechanism and micro processor of vcr waits for any mecha movement and then shuts down power to avoid any damage.

  • Shahid Electronics
    Shahid Electronics Sep 17, 2008

    Yeah, you can get another vcr on ebay etc in less then $25 so its better choice.

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Hi
My guess is that the tape got wrapped around the capstan shaft so it
can't be pulled back into the cassette so that it can be ejected.
Somebody will have to disassemble part of the camcorder and manually
unwind the tape from around the shaft. Unless you are nimble of
hands and fingers, have a well lit work surface and possess jewelers
tools, that job is best left to a repair person.
thanks..........

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Check this link it has some solutions that you can try in removing the tape inside the VCR http://www.fixer.com/no-eject.html

Hope that helps...........

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