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I have a used Sony SLV-920HF VCR that I am trying to set up. Every time I insert a tape it ejects it after a few seconds. Any idea why this happens?

Communication with TV functioned well during menu set-up. Tapes will not play due to auto eject after only a few seconds.

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There are two things that could be wrong. First damage to the carriage unit that holds the tape, which to me sounds most likely. The other a faulty or out of place mode switch, which could also could be caused by internal damage to any part of the mechanism.

Posted on Jan 16, 2013

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    mayerls Jan 18, 2013

    Thanks Gubhead for the quick response. I did not see any apparent damage to the carriage unit that holds the tape. Your other suggestion of finding a faulty or out of place mode switch is way over my head and I wouldn't know where to look. Thanks again for your help.

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    Grubhead Jan 18, 2013

    A mode switch controls all the functions of the video in that it tells the electronics what position the mechanism is in. I will post some pictures of them for you to look for the one in your video might look a bit different. If you find it with your amount of knowledge the best you can do is spray it with some Servisol Video 40. Which can be found online. It will take any dirt out of it. But it won't cure a broken or out of place one.



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