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The vcr plays ok but when ejecting after rewind tape gets caught up in machine.

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Re: Funi vcr combi

Theres probably something out of whack in the vcr probably one of the pins inside your best best if you want to keep it is to take it to a repair shop or if your handy open it up and see if anything is either stuck in there or bent.

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