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Sudden eject of the tape

My VCR ejects the tape as soon as I push it in. It takes a few seconds, and then ejects the cassette. I think could be the Sensors or something like that. Would you explaing about the problem and the possible solution? I´m not expert but I use to fix all my appliances.

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Hi, This sounds like a mechanical problem. The tape is not fully extended over the video head or the two arms spreading the tape over the path is not fully extending. This is normally caused by a small belt slipping. The belt couples a small motor (near the right side of the head) and a pulley/gear combo that drives the spreading arm along its path taking the tape with it. It's a tight squeeze but if you can manage to extract the belt and replace it, then this should do the trick. Hope this be of some help/idea. Post back how things are or should you need additional information. good luck and kind regards.

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