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Eaten tape I never liked this VCR so much, but you don?t abandon an injured device in battle, or something like that. Yesterday it ?ate? a tape. I opened it and released the tape, and ever since then it has been ejecting tapes. I thought it was a spring that seemed loose, so I went to a repair shop and there they told me that the problem is probably the switch. What do you think? How much would it cost to repair it?

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Re: Eaten tape

Can?t help you with the price, but it sounds as if the problem is a loose pin that might have gotten loose in the eaten tape incident. Maybe you should get a second opinion.

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