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I am trying to make a recording of a tv program but each time I push the record button, the tape ejects? AKAI VS-G855EK-N

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Simple solution.In all probability the Erasure prevention Tab on the cassette is broken. Just paste a Scotch tape on the broken Tab and try again.

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Check that the record button on the player is not pushed in. It could be the button stuck behind the casing, or the microswitch on the main circuit board stuck against the switch mech. This should be apparent, as there would be no click when you push the record button.

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make sure it has a signal going into it and that you can see it on your TV (put the VCR in vcr mode by pushing the vcr/tv button) , put in a tape and hit the record button. (some vcrs you push the record and play buttons at the same time)

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