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Tape stuck in VCR

I have AIWA VCR model HV-MX1. A tape had stuck inside the VCR for a long time. I just come across your web page and thought it will be the solution for the problem. But when I tried to get it out following the instruction (Solution 2) I had no success in it.


Can you provide more specific information for this particular model?



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  • camelothouse Feb 08, 2008

    Yes, I also have a tape stuck in the machine. After only 4 seconds the machine cuts off. I have removed the case released the tape on the spools, removed the top board but still can't get to any part able to release the cartridge holding the tape. Any help anybody?. Thank you.

    Roy Cooper

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More than likely one of the belts has broken

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