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TV shuts off when VCR tries to eject cassette

There is a cassette tape stuck in the VCR part. When the TV is turned on, it automatically tries to eject the tape after a few moments, but it won't come out. How can I fix this?

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  • Chris Pollard May 23, 2006

    Just wanted to add that when the TV tries to eject the video cassette and fails, it turns off.

  • Anonymous Nov 18, 2007

    I have the same problem w/ mine as well....basically, this unit sucks...any way to fix it?

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  • lovealice May 12, 2008

    my tv wont stay on. shuts off 10 seconds. If I insert a vhs tape it ejects the tape and shuts off. Please help

  • bobmat May 29, 2008

    VCR tape was stuck in unit. A relay kept cycling as if to eject the tape. I disassembled the unit and removed the tape from the VCR. After reassembling the unit, the relay continues to cycle and the capstan in the VCR turns a couple of revolutions each time the relay actuates. Does anyone have any suggestions? Or a diagram?

  • cbmomadkins Jun 12, 2008

    Did any one figure out what to do?? I have taken the VCR apart and I am looking at the guts. The VCR has no tape in it but it will not move back into the full eject posstion. How do you move it back into the eject postion or the ready to take a tape postion?

  • Anonymous Jul 29, 2008

    Put the VHS tape in, the right way. I pressed play and it made a weird noise and then shut off. i turned it back on, pressed eject and it didnt eject. The tv stays on for 10 seconds tops and then turns off again. It sais "eject t" on the top left corner. I have tried to force the video out, but it didnt work. Im preparing to take it apart.

  • Anonymous Nov 03, 2008

    After removing a cassette the TV still thinks the cassette is still there!!! The TV will stay on for only a few seconds.

  • cutie_ehrlic Mar 21, 2009

    the same thing is happening to my tv

    i can turn it on and the display says "eject t" then turns back off after 10 to 15 seconds. i cant force the tape out.

    what do i do?



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This is a hard call man. Some combos have to be laid down when taking the back off or it will collapse when you do take off the back, falling over backwards as they are top heavy. These units are so tight inside by means of no room to work so alot of maufacturers have extension cables to attach to componets ie vcr deck and main chassis. After they take them apart. If you really feel confident then lay the set down on its face and take off the back and after the back is off look to see in the deck part if the tape has come out of the cassette or if it all looks normal. If you see the tape out of the cassette ,cut off the tape on both sides and see if the tape will eject. It it does then go back in after and remove the remainder of the old tape. Now it could have been a bad tape but most likly something is wrong with the mechanism. If you cant see anything out of norm, dont try to force the tape out as you WILL cause more damage and most likely unrepairable. Really there are no user serviceable parts inside these buggers so the best advise I can give ya is to disconnect the thing and take it into your repair shop for an estimate!! Good Luck

Posted on May 23, 2006

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    Larry Dillon Jun 13, 2006

    What you want man a magic wand to fix your problem??? lmao!!


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My tv was doing the same thing. As soon as you put in a tape it tries to read it then spits it back out, and every once in a while it will turn off itself. I could never get it to play a tape. I bought it used at a discount because the vcr didn't work. I took it apart and found a little black roller that had fallen off in the tape mechanism. I put it back on and it didn't seem to fix the problem. I gave up and put it back together and tested it one more time and now it works. I can't say if the roller fixed it or I moved something else to make it work , but now it's good as new. This tv is fairly easy to take apart. I believe the roller may have fallen off if the tv was ever upside down.

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Unplug the Unit, remove (the 7 screws of and ) the Cover of the Combo , slide (back) out the VCR Tray, remove (the 4 screws of and) the VCR Tray Cover, then remove the VCR Tape by Hand.

If necessary to remove the VCR Tape, plug in the Unit and as the VCR Tapes moves on the Roller Mechanism, help the VCR Tape go out the front of the Unit.

Posted on Apr 04, 2008

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I have a TOSHIBA MW20FP1 20" FLAT SCREEN TV/DVD/VCR COMBO and after rewinding the VCR section wouldn't work.  The eject button would not work at all.  The TV would indicate that there was no tape inside when there was.

I decided to take it apart.

You have to remove the six screws on the back at the sides and the two small one by the power cord.

Then you have to detach the red cable that goes around the picture tube (note the way it was inserted) and the sound cable.

Then you have to remove the two screws that sets the base unit with the vcr and dvd to the cabinet.  Be careful not to touch any electronics.  If possible wear insulated gloves so that you don't kill yourself with the capacitors that make the tv image possible.

Turn the bottom part around so that it faces you.

Remove the two screws that attach a metal screen over the vcr assembly so that you can access the spools.  Make note of the position of the screws and use some tape to keep the wire and screw together so that they don't touch anything else.

What you do is push the little lever by the left spool and push it in while at the same time forcing MILDLY the two guides TOWARD YOU that will pull in when the tape is ejected.  I believe that by doing this something loosened and the tape ejected and all was normal once again. Again just pull mildly about 1/8" or 2 mm.  You just want to get rid of any kink that is lying hidden beneath the mechanism that you cannot see.  If this had not worked I would have to have disassembled the whole circuit board and I sure didn't want to do that because you cannot access the screws that lie beneath the tape.

When you assemble the tv once again make note of the little plate by the LINE2 input on the front of the TV (I used some making tape to secure it to the circuit board) and make careful note to get the EJECT MECHANISM coordinated with the door on the tv front or else the door won't lift when you press eject as the tape will hit a closed door.  I know, I did this when I assembled it.

Good luck and please be careful as electricity CAN KILL YOU.

Posted on Oct 15, 2007

I had this same problem, tape got stuck, the vcr would try to eject and make a whirring sound then power off after 5 seconds. What I did was lay the TV on the floor screen down and take the back off, after that it was just easy to take the tape out of the VCR. After that, everything was ok for me, I turned it back on and the tray went back into place, there was no more whirring an it didn't auto power off. -Matt

Posted on Sep 08, 2007

Cheaper to buy another one......

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Some VCR may have some rough spots around the inner and outer edges. If such a VCR is used, this unit may reject the tape. To remove these rough spots, rub the edges with a pencil or ball-point pen, etc.

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SOURCE: samsung tv vcr combo

according to the info I have on that set theres a front panel control key theres also a lcd display?? as I see the picture you may have locked the set with this control key?? if this dosent work go online and look up samsung LTP179DW remote controls or contact samsung directly at and go to customer assistance. Hope this helps ya!

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SOURCE: TV shuts off after 10 sec

TV/vcr combo units develop problems in the vcr section,what happens is the cassete assembly draws too much current then the tv senses this increase and it says NO and shuts down,you will not be able to use the vcr anyway because it has a problem and the tv will continue to shutdown until the vcr is repaired,I have seen combo units with the tv working only as long as the vcr is not use.Remove the light you have in the opening and hope the tv works fine by itself.Adding a light is not safe.I hope this inf.helps somehow.Good luck

Posted on Sep 19, 2006

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SOURCE: Stuck VHS Tape in Samsung TV/VCR Combo


Please unplug all the cords of your TV for 4 hours and allow it to reset.After 4 hours plug the cords back in and now try removing the tape.

Let me know the result

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