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Our Toshiba VCR won't play tape. It ejects tape after a few seconds.

We've had the player for 2 years. I bought it so I could dub VHS tapes to DVD's and Hi 8 tapes to DVD's. The VHS tape now won't play, VCR just ejects it after it starts playing. This is the 2nd VCR we've had to do this. Does anyone know what is wrong? We took the first VCR apart and cleaned it, but that didn't help.

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If you are trying to play older VHS tapes, you may have to run them through some fast forward-rewind cycles to condition them and relieve stress

Posted on Jul 20, 2013

Testimonial: "It didn't matter WHICH VHS tapes we used. All of them did the same. They wouldn't rewind or fast forward, vcr ejected them too quickly."

  • dwest60 Dec 10, 2013

    Thanks Tom! Butit doesn't matter which VHS tapes I put in.

  • dwest60 Dec 10, 2013

    I think the VCR just wears out quickly. A gear or something. nothing is made like it used to be made.

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