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When attempting to rewind vhs tape, tv turns off and tape pops out unwound

After viewing vhs tape, upon attempting to rewind, the television turns itself off, and tape pops out without rewinding.     I clean the tape heads, and have tried different vhs tapes (Sony is my favorite), but get same results.   



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SOURCE: Toshiba MV13P2

since it fast forwards, and rewinds, my first guess (that the take-up mechanism is worn, which also causes the machine to "eat tapes" after it stops) not likely..... the other common problem is misaligned sensors (especially if you recently had a tape jam in it, or found a foreign object, like a pen, or piece of candy in it...... another possibility is that if it's with a particular tape, you may have visible gaps in the coating on the tape, which would trigger the sensors, basically saying "STOP.... END OF TAPE..." there are other sensors and sensing conditions that could cause the same problem....... have the mechanism and electronics looked at by an expert.......

Posted on Aug 01, 2006

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SOURCE: symphonic sc1304, vcr problem

Pulley belt stretched, replace. Remove the back cover to tv, slide the chassis out, remove speaker connector, and other ones to allow the chassis to be out away from cabinet to take the metal cover off surrouding the vcr unit. Usually a couple of screws that hold the whole vcr unit in, remove these, lift the unit from the chassis carefully and check the belt as it is stretched and not making tight grip on the white pulleys that perform the mechanical functions of the VCR. When putting back together, and replaced the belt be sure to lift the vcr door inward before sliding the chassis back into cabinet so the door latch will open and close properly, otherwise you put a tape in and the door won't open back up.

Posted on Jul 22, 2007

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SOURCE: TV shuts off by itself

I think that this might be a power supply problem. The VCR might be loading down the supply and causing the shut down. If you are going to try to fix this yourself I would shuuest you get a schematic and multimeter, and an oscilloscope, here is why, The schematic will tell you what voltages are normal, The multimeter will allow you to measure those voltages, the oscilloscope will allow you to test for ripple voltage which might be present riding on your dc voltage level. If you do not have access to this equipment or do not know how to use this type of equipment, I would suggest that you take the unit to a shop.

Posted on Oct 03, 2007

SOURCE: VCR plays for a few seconds and rewinds. Now, the VCR plays tape in fast forward mode

Most everyone I know had problems with the tv/vcr combo including myself. I'll never buy one again. I'm sorry you are having the same problem.

Posted on Jun 30, 2008

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SOURCE: Stuck VHS Tape in Samsung TV/VCR Combo


Please unplug all the cords of your TV for 4 hours and allow it to reset.After 4 hours plug the cords back in and now try removing the tape.

Let me know the result

Posted on Oct 09, 2008

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SOURCE: tape won't eject,tv keeps shutting off

sounds like your tape is jammed try turning the tv on and ejecting the tape while using something to try to lift the tape up and out good luck.....

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

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I'm sorry to say that the solution as stated is not correct. This condition usually occurs because of belts that are slipping. In order to remove the tape, some dis-assembly is required. If you have not done this in the past, I would not suggest that you attempt this repair. This repair should cost about $10 in parts plus labor. It is possible that the IR LED is defective as well which can also cause this. This is a common failure and should be a simple repair for any shop.


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My dear friend your problem is the charge motor belt who is in bad conditions you got ta replace him.Good luck.

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Ida oh won"t be you that removes the tape!
 It should be the Technician you offer $25 to do it for you. It can usually be done with the right gear and often without major damage to the tape itself particularly if what is on it is very important to you!
At the same time you may learn if the repair is worth it.

good luck


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