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Machine not accepting tapes

My machines would not accept the movies ,i would put the tape into the machine and it would go off and not play. thanks. clarence

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Re: machine not accepting tapes

Just a thought : check if the head isn't blocked ! It should rotate freely (without any friction). I had more or less the same phenomenon (my VCR wouldn't accept any tapes and nothing was activated if I "pushed " a tape in). The reason was here that the VCR wasn't used for a long time (a few months), but it was plugged in all the time (heated up the interior). As a result the head was a-kind-of-blocked. Nothing serious, since I rotated the head manually my VCR works fine.

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The unit may use a belt to drive the tray or a geared mechanism.

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If you cannot do that consider looking for a shop who will (some no longer work on this type of equipment.)

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Hi, All I get is a blue screen.  It does accept the tape, and I do get normal audio from the tape. I believe that I do get the words "play"  "fast", etc..., displayed on the t.v. screen  So I guess you could say there is that for a video signal - otherwise I would just get a static screen - I just get no video signal from the tape. Not sure what kind of soda (i.e. coke, pepsi, etc). Thanks again, Frank

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Without an inspection, it's impossible to tell exactly what the problem is, or likely cost to repair.

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