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Tape plays for a while then stops...

When I insert a tape into this VCR, it plays for about 30 Seconds then stops, ejects, and won't play any more. Any ideas? A local guy suggested it could be the tension-er pulling the tape too tight, and that it just needed to be loosened.

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  • Jim Sleggers Jan 02, 2007

    This happens with every tape.



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Play it till it stops when it ejects see if you can spin the wheel with your finger or if it feels like it is hung up try a different tape se if the problem goes away if it does not go away sounds like you need to get the heads cleaned or get a new VCR or better yet get a dvd player/recorder you can get one with a dvd/vcr and record your vhs on to DVDs

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