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Will not record or play back VHS for more than 30 seconds

My recorder begins to record on vhs and automatically shuts off in 30 seconds. Will not play back VHS movies or my recorded tapes for more than 30 seconds and shuts off automatically, ejects tape and gives eject symbol with "R" above it.

What do I need to do?

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  • dom1926ad Jan 03, 2009

    accurian adr-0106I have the same problem with mine it used to play both but not record now does not do either what did you do?

  • jonandkrista May 13, 2009

    I am having the same problem. Will not play vhs tapes more than 2 or 3 seconds then spits out the tape and shuts the power off. It will not rewind for more than 2 or 3 seconds then the power shuts off also.

    Is this something we can fix ourselfs.

    The dvd recorder does fine.

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I can tell you some ideas genericaly for VCR's.

This could be an idler wheel assembly problem, or a tape tension, or a reel torque problem.

It can also be a power supply problem where the supply is working just on the edge. Due to some worn components in the supply it can be partialy shutting down.

Your machine will have to be checked out by an experienced VCR tech.

Jerry G.

Posted on Dec 04, 2008

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