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Tape stops playing after a few seconds....

The vcr doesn't power down or turn off..only the tape stops playing...Toshiba support is useless..only online support for vcr's...the faq's don't address this issue..sent an email and told to refer to manual...manual does not address this issue...can you suggest or recommend something?? vcr worked fine until this issue cropped up...thanks for your time...

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SOURCE: Some tapes will start and immediately shut down

the vcr is on threshold of belt life. try replacing (or cleaning with alcohol) the take-up reel belt. The vcr has a built-in time-out feature to protect the video tape. if it takes too long for things to happen, shut-down occurs.

Posted on Aug 30, 2007

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SOURCE: Toshiba M-752 Video Casette Recorder

When a tape won't eject, the problem can be caused by several things. The most common problem is that the belt that operates the eject mechanism is slipping and not allowing it to eject the tape. This can be fixed by either using a re-grip solution on the belt or have the belt replaced. Another possibility is that the tape is caught aroung the spindle guides that pull the tape around the video head. If the tape is caught in the spindles, this will affect playback performance. The heads could be dirty too. Another possibility for poor playback is a slipping idler wheel. The idler wheel is a rubber tire that pivits between the tape sending and pickup reels. It's a key part during playback, fast forward & rewind. The idler tire can also be treated with a re-grip solution or be replaced. Belts are inexpensive but sometimes difficult to get to. Most of the repair expense will be in the labor.

Posted on Jan 15, 2008

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SOURCE: wont play tapes

there is a detector inside the machine the makes sure the tape is actually moving from the payoff reel to the takeup real .. if it detects that isnt happening then it shuts down rather than spool tons of tape all over the inside of the machine .. if more than one tape is doing the same thing then your vcr needs service ...often the problem is a rubber wheel that loses traction .. it can be replace or cleaned but dont use alcohol .. that will remove the elastomer in the rubber wheel .. you can use just water or special solvent made for cleaning idler wheels ... even if the unit is new its likely to have been in stock for a long time .. the surface of the wheel can oxidize or sometimes the wheels get hard with age ... if its just surface contamination, you can use a pencil eraser to clean it .. this involves taking the bottom of the player off to get at the wheel ... if the unit is still in warranty then i would return it .. often professional repairs are more than the VCR costs new ..

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The heads are inside the VCR. You can buy from your Local dealer a VHS head cleaning cassette that should solve the problem. Normally I would recommend going inside the VCR to clean it with Servisol Video 40, but in your case I would stick to the tape!

Posted on Sep 14, 2011

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