I have a brand new E-240 tape. When I try to load it, the machine takes it in, whirrs then after about three seconds, ejects the tape again.
The machine works fine with an old E-240 tape.
The VCR is a Sony SLV-EZ735 (which your website didn't recognise). It's three years old.
Hope you can help,
Not to overlook the obvious but check to make sure the record safe tab is still on the tape.
(little black tab on lower left corner on back of tape)if tab is gone the machine will not go into record mode.
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Mine does the same.It's basically junk.A new VCR/DVD player goes for around $80.If you were to call to ask about getting your VCR repaired,they would tell you that it is FAR cheaper to simply purchase a new one.Same Magnavox I bet almost too.model # for mine is MWD 2206.Labor alone is easily at least $60/hour and it would take that just to disassemble and reassemble the VCR section just to get at the problem.Greg
Unplug the power from the combo unit and give it 30 seconds, now plug back in, sometimes this will eject the tape, if not! take the top off the machine and check to see if the tape is spewed in the mechanical section and around the video head, if yes! get a pair of scissors and cut the tape carefully to avoid damaging the video head and remove all tape deb-ri, now power up and eject the main cassette. But! if you find the cassette has loaded in place and the tape is still in the vhs cassette, this would indicate a loading problem with the main carriage, broken belt, bad idler assembly and possibly sensor issues.
This sounds bizarre I know, but I read another threat regarding Canon camcorders and tapes self ejecting. The advice was to ........ wait for it........ drop it onto a carpet floor from about 1/2m. My wife top me not to consider it. I continued reading and someone else had been successful using the technique. I have to report that it actually works. I dropped it (twice for good measure) and it loads tapes once again. Its true what they say, if in doubt....give it a clout!!!
This is a tape transport problem and is expensive to fix. Unless you know a cheap tech, it's time for a new one. Be patient loading and unloading tapes. This is usually what causes this problem. The Yellow warning sticker is REALLY important. Another important item is to always use the same brand of tape because switching tapes causes a gummy build-up the makes tapes get caught in the machine. Videoteacher
There's a problem with the tape drive, so it's shutting down to prevent damage to the tape. Someone familiar with VCR mechanisms would probably have to see it in action to identify what's wrong. Most of them act in a similar fashion, so if you have a working VCR, you can take the cover off and watch it load a tape, run it, rewind and eject, then compare with the non-working unit. The parts won't be interchangeable, but the tape loading will look much the same. You can comment on what happens and I can try to explain what I think is going on. Better yet, if you could post a video of the internal mechanism while it tries to load a tape, that would be very helpful.
THERE IS A SENSOR SWITCH THAT TELLS THE MACHINE THE TAPE IS LOADED ... SOUNDS LIKE IT IS STUCK.
PROBLEM IS ACCESS WITH COMBO'S. THEY ARE A PAIN TO GET AT. THE WHOLE BACK COVER TO THE TV MOST OF THE TIME HAS TO BE REMOVED,...
I KNOW ITS NOT MUCH HELP BUT THE MANUFACTURES KNOW THAT... HOPE YOU CAN GET TO THE TRAY INSIDE.