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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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Re: Tape plays for a while then stops...

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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