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Video tape ejects itself

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, Cheers, RebeccaB

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Re: Video tape ejects itself

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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