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VHS-C Adapter Stuck and E4

PROBLEM SOLVED; JUST POSTING FOR GENERAL INFO I bought a Lenmar VCA38 motorized VHS-C adapter and the first time I put it into my HS-U775 with a tape in it, it got stuck. I took the cover off the VCR and after cycling the power and eject buttons several times could not see what was wrong. There just seemed to be something hanging it up on the front left (as you face the VCR). I was finally able to see that the erase-protect sensor was hooking the bottom of the lip of the recess for the erase protect tab on the adapter. Once I was able to hold this back (had to pull the faceplate partially off to get past the flipping door) the tape then was able to eject. I've since covered the recess with duct tape and the adapter now loads and ejects without a problem. Also, when I put the VCR back in the entertainment center and plugged it in, it was flashing E4. Per another post here, I just held the power button for 8 seconds and it went away. All is now well.

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