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SONY SLV-685HF VHS VCR WILL NOT EJECT

THE UNIT WILL ACCEPT THE TAPE BUT WILL NOT EJECT IT WHEN THE EJECT BOTTON (BOTH ON THE UNIT OR THE ZAPPER) IS DEPRESSED. IT SEEMS TO GET OBSTRUCTED ON THE LEFT REAR CORNER (WHEN FACING THE UNIT). tHE CABLE SYSTEM TO THE TV COMES FIRST THOUGH THE UNIT AND WHEN THE CABLE LINE AND THE SOUND LINES ARE UNPLUGGED THE TV PICTURE AND SOUND GETS CUT OFF. ie IF THE UNIT IS REMOVED (UNHOOKED) THE TV IN NON OPERATIVE.

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SOURCE: Sony SLV-640HF VHS VCR ejects any tape after a couple of seconds

While the tape may appear to be loading properly, it is not. These units have a known problem with the grease at the loading arm getting sticky. This means that the tape is not loaded properly and will not move through the VCR properly. This is detected as the hubs not moving and the unit will eject the tape to prevent damage. This is a simple repair for anyone that has done these before, but requires an alignment check. This check requires a special alignment tape and equipment.

This should be a labor only repair.

Dan

Posted on Aug 31, 2009

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