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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Re: VCR ejects blank tape only
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.
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It sounds as though it's jammed. If you're mechanically inclined you can unplug the unit, take the cover off, and manually eject it. Just look for the motor that drives the load basket and manually spin the shaft. The guide-posts should retract towards the tape and the basket will then lift and eject. Just be aware that whatever bit of tape that's out of the cassette won't spool back in. You will have to do that bu hand once it's out.
When you're done, plug it back in and let it cycle then put an old cheap tape in and see if it works. If not, take it in for repair.
The 3150 has two belts or bands that can slip when old, just like the old days. One is for loading the cassette and the other is for providing take-up torque for the tape. Have also seen the tape loading arms get out of sync and don't put the tape around the heads..... working on one now but dont have a fix yet..it has the loading problem.
Check the record switch in the video recorder. The thing that pushes on the tab on the video tape! If bent or broken, your VCR will assume that the blank tape has no tab and thus eject it, as though it was a protected tape!
This unit requires the rubber parts to be replaced. The loading sequence is not completing properly. The VCR will eject the tape when the sequence fails as a safety measure to prevent damage to either the VCR or the tape.
try recording on a blank tape and setting the tape speed to SP (standard play). you should also see options for (LP-long play) and SLP (super long play). I think your machine is stuck on SLP option. if no-go, look for a manual on the web.
not to overlook the obvious but check to make sure the record safe tab is still on the tape.
(little black tab on lower left corner on back of tape)if tab is gone the machine will not go into record mode.