Question about Mitsubishi HS-U770 S-VHS VCR

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Plays for 3 secs, stops, and then ejects

Mitsubishi HS-U62 S-VHS. DJ4+Twin Fe super VHS.

I put the tape in, it plays for 2-3 seconds, it stops & then ejects. Ugh!

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  • mlkurland Dec 31, 2008

    Thank you so much. I'll give it a try, Dan.

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This unit needs to have the "idler" changed as well as the belts. Over time, the internal rubber parts get hard ans slippery. There are safety checks inside that will stop the unit when problems are detected. With a slipppery idler assembly, the tape does not get wound into the cassette after passing the heads. Rather than have the tape collect inside and be destroyed, the unit stops. This is a relatively simple repair that any shop should be able to perform. Expect a parts cost in the $35 range. In my opinion, this unit is worth the repair as it will continue to provide service to you for years to come. New replacement units tend to last only a year or two.

Dan

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