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Vcr tape plays for a few seconds then powers off

Vcr tape plays for a few seconds then powers of. dvd operation is fine

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  • romz51 Sep 29, 2009

    What "sensors" in particular? I've cleaned the everything that contacts the tape. Didn't help.

  • romz51 Sep 29, 2009

    What "sensors" in particular? I've cleaned the everything that contacts the tape. Didn't help.

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Remove cassette mechanisum and clean all the sensor's

Posted on Sep 28, 2009

  • JAYA SANKAR
    JAYA SANKAR Sep 30, 2009

    There are two sensors under take up reels,remove the reels and cleen well by tissue.

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