After removing a tape which wouldn't completely eject (it went only to the point of being flush with the exit hole, with the right side slightly protruding ... I needed to pull a bit to get it out), I can no longer feed new tapes into my S-VHS deck. The tape goes in until it protrudes only about a half inch, but the motor never takes over to pull the cassette in. Everything was working fine tape after tape until I dealt with that faulty tape (I knew it was faulty because it usually refused to load completely, ejecting itself instead; however, it eventually loaded, played OK, but then had the ejection problem mentioned above).
I've removed the cover from the deck but don't see anything obviously amiss (no loose or obviously snapped parts).
Thanks for any help.
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I don't know what this error code means but I have managed to remove tapes which stuck in a VCR and cannot be ejected. Whether you do this is purely up to you, but it's usually possible to remove the casing (carefully!) so that you can get to the tape-handling section. Then it's a matter of gentle probing & trial and error to get the machine to release its hold on the tape. Look for a series of mechanically linked parts which are driven by motor but activated by a microswitch tripped by action of inserting the tape. Just don't strain the linkages and if you remove anything make a note of where it came from.
l would sacrifice a old or bad tape here, remove all the tape inside a cassette and tape off the small sensor holes on each side.
That way no tape to damage and you can insert it to see what is happening.
What likely is the issue is when stop it, it or if the tape does not fully load against the drum with heads, when the arms retract that pull the tape out of the cassette the mechanism is not switching to rewind it back into the cassette.
Usually this means a belt is slipping or the idler unit is not working---belts can break or stretch or even come off---belts will get slopply or bad from NO use and it is common.
is the erase protection tab removed from the cassette? if yes there is a square hole on the back of the tape visible when you insert it. put a piece of sticky tape over this hole and make shure it does not come loose. it should record fine now when you insert it again.
I assume the cassette flap lifts fully, allowing the tape to go into the deck as this is a small lever mechanism. When the tape goes so far in, it activates a switch to start the loading motor this is usually a metal or plastic pin on the deck depending on the make of VCR (as you do not mention the model of your VCR, I can only give you an overall explination of a carriage mechanism). The pins at the side can incorporate a start sequence as well & will guide the deck into position. It looks like your machine has gone out of alignment & to solve the problem you would need to remove the cassette housing & re-align the pin at the side so that it follows the correct path, this can sometimes be a tricky & awkward thing to do as you can break parts of the deck if it is not aligned correctly. My advice would be to take it to a service repair centre.
On Sony DSR-80P error 02-221 and 02-291 is a problem with the tape
pull-in or eject. Mostly the tape stickers are bad situated over the
stripe-cover at the top, which should be moving freely!
Remove the stickers from the tape or put them lower on the case. If the
tape is already inside the machine is unable to reject the tape -
disconnect the machine from electricity to open it or call service...
Hi hannah. The simplest way to remove stuck tapes is to remove the top cover. Usually just a couple of screws. Then remove the stuck tape and put the cover back into place. You can also look for emergency eject hole and insert a snall pin into the hole and attempt to eject the disc while repeatedly twisting the pin inside the hole.