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Tape get stuck when I playback after fast forward the tape

It plays normally if I rewinded the tape a bit after I fast forward the tape (not in playback mode) When I opened the cover, I noticed that the left wheel kept spinning for a while after I stopped the fast forward. Can I fix it by replacing the brake tape for the left wheel? Any help will be much appreciated.

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Re: Tape get stuck when I playback after fast forward the...

Yes, that is a possibility. Also check the mechanism which activates the brakes- is something sticking or broken? A dried or sticky grease can cause the brake mech. to hang up. A broken or cracked lever or slide piece could be your problem too. Late VCRs of the last 10+ years are rather breakable, unlike the older ones which were often built like tanks, comparatively speaking.

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