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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Best to check the tape by comparing it with another tape. There could be damage to the case. Check that you can lift the flap at the front. If all else fails or you find damage on the case of the tape, the tape can be removed and placed inside a new blank tape case. The new tape reels would have to be removed first. It's a bit tricky, but as long as you dont touch the tape itself it should work fine.
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.
The old idler wheel has been replaced with gears (cheaper and last longer then the old rubber wheel). What you need to do is to gain access to the loader motor and turn it until the carriage begins to move, once the carriage gets to the top and moves outward you should be able to eject the tape with no problem.
Believe it or not VCRs are throw away technology, since it costs as much to repair one as it does to buy a new one. However, there are a lot of people who still hold on to their VCRs.
when this happens to me, i disconnect the vcr and remove the screws to the top cover. i remove the cover and carefully remove the tape, being careful not to touch any of the parts of the vcr. but please make sure the vcr is un plugged.
Yes the ejector is probably damaged inside maybe a bent arm or something mine is like that 2 and I didnt even bother fixing it I will be finding one very soon and I suggest you should 2 so just throw out the old and come in the new with your new vcr or dvd vcr combo..
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.