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Problem is with a Quasar VHS 960

A tape with a cracked housing was used in this machine and jammed. Cover was removed and tape was removed, however a plastic arm with a hole in the middle and a flat part of it on one end was found along with a spring was found lose inside the unit. Can't figure out where it goes. It doesn't appear to be broken. Need a diagram showing location of the components. Anyone out there with a technical manual on this unit? Thanks Mark

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This is probably part of the cassette carriage (the unit that loads & ejects the tape). You could possibly post a couple of pics- of the loose pieces, and the carriage mechanism- perhaps a tech here could point to where the pieces fit. Hopefully, nothing on the carriage (or elsewhere) is broken. VCRs of the last 10+ years are made to break easily- thin metal, thin weak plastic.

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