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Black rectangle on the bottom of the screen when playing tape

I posted this problem earlier, giving the incorrect model number. When we play a tape (we have tried several), there is a black rectangle in the center of the bottom of the screen, measuring about 10" wide by 4" high. When we fast forward the box disappears.

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If you are familiar with equipment, and are a sort of general handyman around your house, you should be able to solve this.
Open the Top cover of your VCR, and hit PLAY. Watch the Tape guides load the Tape around the spinning Video Drum. The Right Guide post should go fully till the end. If it is not, then apply some grease or lubricating Oil along the Guide path. Hit play again. The guide should now go fully.

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It sounds like the taped program was recorded on a different speed. The other VCR that you are playing the taped program may not have the speed needed to play it correctly.
Next time when you record a program try to make sure you use a speed that will be compatible on both VCRs.
For example a tape that last 120 minutes, using the different speeds will give the following recording times.
SP means "Standard Play" >>>> 2 hours
LP means " Long Play" >>>>> 4 hours
ELP means " Extra Long Play" 8 hours

Older VCRs have all the 3 speeds but newer ones only have SP and ELP.
Hope this helps.

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Does the tape hang out when you eject the cassette?
8 seconds is about the time that the VCR brain allows the mechanism to run when there is a problem before shuting down. Just guessing from the model number, but I'd say the unit needs a belt job.

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sounds like the head switch point may need to be adjusted.

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Hi, Based on your post/description, you need to get a multi-system TV to go with your multi system VCR if you are going to playback VHS tapes from different regions. You are quite correct "Plays NTSC tapes to NTSC, Will not Play Pal to NTSC" to play PAL (even Secam) you would need a PAL/Secam TV. They have a different system for color and audio. In some cases, you can still play PAL but you get it in black & white and picture squeezed from top & bottom. Hope this be of some help to you. Good luck and kind regards.

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