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Sony tape cassette partially inserted back to front. Now stuck

Sony VCR cassette partially inserted back to front. Now stuck. How do I remove it?

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Carefully wiggle and slide out, or if its too far in unplug vcr from power point and carefully remove caseing by removing screws on the side of unit most likley there will be two on either side, remove top cover and pry out carefully with hands,*** make sure not to touch circuitry to prevent any electric shock***as these appliance and many still can hold alot of electrical charge....then replace caseing carefully making sure they are screwed in tight...and away you go

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