I had this problem and thought it was time to get rid of my vcr. I could still record and playback but could not eject. I was ready to toss the thing out, then decided to open the unit just to see what I could see. Turned out, someone had should've a DVD in the VHS slot, (probably my granddaughter) and it was keeping it from ejecting. Don't know if your solution could be as easy as mine, but you never know.
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If all else fails...you may have to go inside and take a look. I had this happen to me and I found that a piece of plastic had somehow gotten into the moving parts. Remember to first UNPLUG the unit and don't touch any of the electronic parts/pieces. You're just looking at the VHS mechanical parts. Now that you're inside, if you can with any level of confidence...plug the unit in and try ejecting the tape. Watch for anything hanging up all the moving parts that eject the tape.
If you're at all not comfortable working around something like this with live power then DON'T DO IT! Take it to have it looked at.
But if you are OK doing this sort of thing, hopefully you'll see some piece of junk has fallen into the tape area and it jamming up the workings!
I had a suggestion that did work. Reach into the VHS compartment with left hand and press down toward the back of the tape. With the right hand press the eject button a few times and the tape did come out. I would not buy a Samsung product again. No help from their 800 tech support. No more playing the VHS side of the player. Lynn
Marvin, I am not registered here as an expert, so there should not be any charges. I do not have the option of chatting I am guessing only the registered experts have that. Here goes: 1. Take a phillips screw driver and remove all the screws that are holding the case on, there will be some big ones on the sides and a few maybe smaller ones on the back. 2. Lift the the case off 3. You should see the tape on the inside the vcr 4. You may or may not have to remove some of the metalic shielding which should be only anywhere from 4-6 screws if you have a piece of metal directly over the vcr tape some have them some do not. 5 Gently pull the magnetic tape up from around the feeder posts and the drum. 6. Try and work the vcr tape up and out, If you are having extreme difficulties with this try plugging the vcr back up and pushing the eject button while still holding the magnetic tape. The tape should eject now and you and carefully pull it out. 7. When you get the tape out, use your thumb to push up and turn one side of the white reals on the tape to slowly wind the magnetic tape back inside the tape. 8. Unplug the vcr again and replace everything that you had to remove and replace the cover. I hope this helps and let me know if you need further assistance. And since I am not a registered expert here there should be no charge for this help unless you chatted or got help from one of the registered experts.
My 1st suggestion is to pull the AC power plug from the wall, wait 5 minutes (have a smoke or a coffee) and plug it back in. Then retry the functions that are giving you grief. Report back with the results and we'll go from there.
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