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Toshiba W-522C Same problem as above. With cover removed I can see that tape spools are not turning correctly or erratic until tape starts building up around the heads and gets munched. Tape also does not always eject. TApe will start to play and then nothing. No rewind, oFF.

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Hmm, since this is a later model, I'd guess, they might have skimped a bit. If you haven't already contacted the manufacturer, I'd suggest replacing the unit. Barring that, you may wish to see what's happening with the mechanism for ejecting. One VCR I opened up had a very clear problem that a built in piece of the mechanism was blocking the tape from lifting, and it had never done that before, and it served no clear function, other than keeping the tape from ejecting. Something may be occurring likewise when you press play.
If you are not very gifted mechanically or electronically, there are some TV repair companies that staff persons who can repair VCRs, and that could solve all these problems, including the rewind problem.

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