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Vcr issues Hi, the vcr will not take a tape. When I turn the TV on the reel and head spins and then stops. There is nothing in there and I think I just need to reset it. I did hold the fwrd power key down and it reset but I need a hard reset, yes I unplugged it for 8 hours same problem. Yes, it began when a tape got stuck but I got it out intake, again, nothing in the machine. Can you tell me how to hard reset, I found instructions to access the service mode and I have a service mode error on the screen that reads the following do you know what they mean. Service Mode 14F3 1110 Sevice Mode 04F3 1110

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Re: vcr issues

You have a common problem with the center infared LED or one of the photo transistors on either side... My guess is that when the tape got previously stuck you may have inadvertently broken the prisim in the center of the tape housing assembly trying to get the tape out. If that's the case you'll need to repair or replace it or the LED itself.. Presently the VCR is booting and finds the infared signal missing and goes into shutdown. No amount or resetting will prevent that.. If you take it to a shop it's less than a one hour job. But if you're any good with taking these apart and VERY observant you could do this yourself. Hope this helps. Bill PS: If you have to replace the LED remember they are polarized ( positive and a negative) just make sure you put the new one in the same way.

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