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Tapes not playing

I don't know if this model number is correct. I don't see a number anywhere on the unit and I don't have a manual. The player will not play the kind of blank tapes you buy so that you can record programs. It WILL play commercially-produced tapes, though. Obviously, the player works, but why would it reject Fuji or other brands of tapes which I have recorded on a different player?

I removed the protection tab on one of the Fuji tapes, but it still ejected it.


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Re: Tapes not playing

Hey do the tapes play at all? sometimes some tapes recorded
on other machines won't play on others. maybe you need to adjust the tracking on the VCR you are playing it on. If the tape
was recorded on a VCR that is misaligned it might not play back
on another VCR. Also the tape may have been recorded on a
super VHS VCR in et (extended definition) mode if so they won't play on just any VCR. If the picture looks scrambled like a
premium channel on analog cable then it's probably recorded in et.
and if its recorded on super VHS tape it may eject out of your VCR.
They don't make these S-VHS vcrs anymore but people still
have them around. There is also Digital VHS they're not
compatible with VHS either. A VHS recorded in et mode will
play on some more expensive vcrs it should say so on the box
or instructions.

Posted on Nov 14, 2007

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