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Some tapes will start and immediately shut down

I have a Toshiba M655 VCR which plays back OK. But, on some tapes, it immediately shuts down. I watched with the lid off it it looks like the take-up reel on the bad tapes has trouble turning. The tape starts to back up by the capstan and then it shuts down. Sometimes, if I hit PLAY a second time it will work OK.

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Re: Some tapes will start and immediately shut down

The vcr is on threshold of belt life. try replacing (or cleaning with alcohol) the take-up reel belt. The vcr has a built-in time-out feature to protect the video tape. if it takes too long for things to happen, shut-down occurs.

Posted on Aug 30, 2007

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