This used to happen to me years ago and hasnt happened again until today. I know there is a button to press and hold, but I dont remember which one it is. One solution I know works but can be a pain in the ass is to unplug it for a few minutes and when you plug it back in it SHOULD be free of the lock
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You mean a tape is stuck inside? Disconnect power and open up the cover. If the tape is stuck around the posts, free it and by manually turning the loading motor you can slowly get the mechanism to eject the tape.
This sounds like a problem caused by the Mode Switch. These in VCR's can cause all sorts of odd things. The switch can become faulty, or just get dirt in it. The switch tells the electronics of the VCR which position the mechanical parts are in. If the electronics get conflicting information, then it will power down the VCR. Another cause of a good mode switch to give wrong info, is damage to the mechanism. This throws out the timing. A spray of Servisol Video 40 on the switch will restore a dirty one. The other causes are more tricky. Since the whole thing will need to be set up again in position. This will most likely require the service manual as most VCR's are never set up in the eject mode! After any faulty parts are replaced of course!!!
It sounds like the cassette is not releasing the tape so the machine can put it around the heads. This could damage the machine. Don't use it. A two dollar tape is not worth damaging your vcr. Throw it away.
you should take the bottom off and you will see a gear with a belt around it try to turn it the same direction as when it is turned off, do not force it but it may need a little force to move the wheel.
you posted 2 different problems here... to answer this one ". The tape is stuck, won't eject and I'd like to get it out without damaging the VCR unit."...open unit, find motor that moves tape ejector and spin that motor by hand (power off)
the other problem, "the VCR will not insert a tape. It keeps rejecting it."...open unit and fully turn ejection motor until home position is reached...this is a home sensor switch not being activated.