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Vcr won't accept tape

When I put a tape into the unit, the tape won't drop into place.

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My husband was able to fix the problem. It turns out that the sensor switch was jammed. He used a piece of duct tape to block the signal while putting in a tape. The tape went in and still worked after he removed the duct tape. I have recorded and played a tape, so all is well right now.

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