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Tape ejected The VCR ejects some tapes but not others. It doesn't seem to like Fuji Film (EP Mode) tapes. Any suggestions on how to get it to play? Thanks.

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Surely You mean rubber Belts, Iceman?

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Re: Tape ejected

Check the rubber band on the motor that is used to inserts the tapes. it might be lose or getting old. it does not matter what brand it is, the vcr is programed to take all of them unless there is something worng with the tape. any way, check the rubber band. good luck

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