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VCR ejects blank tape only

I have a GE VG2061, which is I don't know how old. Old. But it still works just fine, or so I thought. It loads and plays other VHS tapes very nicely, but I recently bought a blank VHS to record on. That one it won't 'keep down'-- it'll eject it a few seconds after I load it. If I push it back in, it'll just eject it again. If I try to fast forward, rewind, play, or record (before it ejects the tape) it'll sit for a few seconds and then turn off the VCR completely. I can't figure out what's going on because it behaves perfectly normally with other, non-blank tapes.

From what I can tell there is nothing wrong with the new tape. It looks as normal as can be.... any ideas what's going on here?

Notes: the record tab is intact on the blank tape (it's new!)
The clock on the VCR is set and there are no programs set to record.
Also, nothing stuck inside the VCR that shouldn't be there.

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  • djscurvy22 Jun 11, 2009

    i got rid of the tape and bought a more expensive one at radio shack ($6 instead of $2-3) and that works fine. weird, but at least i got it solved.

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It sounds like the cassette is not releasing the tape so the machine can put it around the heads. This could damage the machine. Don't use it. A two dollar tape is not worth damaging your vcr. Throw it away.

Posted on Oct 11, 2008

  • Bob Citizen Oct 18, 2008

    ....or return it.

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