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VHS side eats my tapes and spits them out

As soon as I put a video tape into the VHS it shuts down the complete system and then spits out with tape everywhere. The DVD side works prefectly!

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Re: VHS side eats my tapes and spits them out

Sorry but you may need some repairman to look at the machine.There could be a problem with the transport, winding around head, pinch rollers dirty,belts gone bad and other faults-electronic components gone bad.Take an estimate from the repairman and see if worth to repair the machine.
Did you try another tape?How old is it ?
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Posted on Nov 17, 2007

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