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VCR tape will not eject. "Err 2" flashes.

I have tried unplugging and turning off.

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Re: VCR tape will not eject. "Err 2" flashes.

The unit must be opened to get your tape. Problem caused by the failure of the tape to "shuttle" back and forth to ensure no slack tape in the cassette...accordianman

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* 6 While it is open,place another Tape to see if mechanism works properly. and eject it...
* 7 Replace the casing and the screws. Plug the player in and turn it on. Now player is finally working ..
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