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Tape is stuck in the vcr and when you turn on the power it turns the tape about 10 seconds and then shuts off the power.

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  • illhite Sep 22, 2008

    Finally got the tape out by hand winding little motor, tried a new tape still does not eject, play, rewind, fast forward and power still cuts off. Wondering if little motor isnt bad? how can I tell?

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If the tape has snagged inside, the only way to get it out is to take the top of the vcr off and manually remove it. very simple procedure. only use your fingers and not anything sharp. have you tried rewinding the tape (from STOP mode) sometimes tapes can end up being wound very tight which would have the same effect. if you can rewind do so, then fast forward until tape stops, repeat this a few times this should loosen the tape.

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