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I have a VCR tape that I cannot eject from the unit. The green timer light flashes. I do not have the original remote; I have used a Sony remote (RM-V18A). This tape has been stuck in the unit for quite awhile. I would like to remove it (to have access to the tape) and I recently was given another VHS tape that I would like to play. I have reviewed the manual. I am concerned, since the manual notes that the time can be set up to Dec. 31, 2007 that this machine is locked up with no options. Please help me with a rescue! Thanks! Quasar VV8213

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  • James Bradburn
    James Bradburn May 11, 2010

    If you pressing the eject button dont work then, you will have to take the top case off and look for a gear that controls the ejector carrier, but be sure that the proper gear will release the tape and returns it to the cassette.

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Hi

If it's a front loading unit, then open the door and use a pen knife to gently pull the tape out enough for you to grab it. Pull it out just enough (about 2 inches) and look under the tape. There will be a little pen hole about an 2 inches from the edge of the tape between the spindles.

Use a pen or a pencil in the hole to disengage the spindle lock. Then you can gently pull the tape case out without any hassle. You will have to hold the pen in there while you are pulling the tape out to keep the spindles disengaged!

This gets the tape case out, but the tape may still be stuck inside. It may be stuck on a pinch roller. Use a small flashlight and a slim object to gently free tape from what ever has caught hold of the tape. This is the best way without having to take apart the tv.

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Hi!

Try turning offf the unit and when it turns on then press eject button for 4-5 times. If that doesn't help you need to open the top panel of the unit to remove the tape.

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If the VCR tape is stuck inside, then you will need to take part the unit to remove the tape without damaging the VCR.

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Please unplug VCR from AC outlet, replug back and eject tape.
If still problem there, slap gently on VCR cabinet while pressing eject button.

Posted on Mar 05, 2009

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