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MAGNVOX MWR20V6 VCR WON,T ACCEPT TAPE EJECTS WONT LOAD UP

HAVENT WORKED ON VCR,S FOR OVER 20 YEARS SUSPECT IDLER PROBLEM DONT SEE TIRES LIKE IN PAST MACHINES ANY HELP ? CANT FIND MAG TECH SERVICE RETIRED TECH IS THIS PART OF THE THROW AWAY ECONOMY??

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  • alhertel Dec 12, 2008

    IM sorry the solution you posted is used in cases of stuck tapes iquess i didn,t pose my question clearly my problem is that it dosen,t load tape but when you push in the tape it imediatly ejects it.... sorry can i ask for this probable fix thanks

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Hello alhertel,

The old idler wheel has been replaced with gears (cheaper and last longer then the old rubber wheel). What you need to do is to gain access to the loader motor and turn it until the carriage begins to move, once the carriage gets to the top and moves outward you should be able to eject the tape with no problem.

Believe it or not VCRs are throw away technology, since it costs as much to repair one as it does to buy a new one. However, there are a lot of people who still hold on to their VCRs.

I hope this helps,

Thank you,

Shuttle83

http://www.electron-age-technologies-llc.com

Posted on Dec 12, 2008

  • Henry McKelvey
    Henry McKelvey Dec 13, 2008

    Hello alhertel,

    Try this take the cover off and look at the position of the gears, look for proper alignment, because what has happened is what is called gear slip. One of the gears are engaged incorrectly, making the system believe that the carriage is in the correct position when it is not. Also check your tape sensors. These two issues can cause this problem to occur.

    I hope this helps,

    Thank you,

    Shuttle83

    http://www.electron-age-technologies-llc...


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