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RCA VR688HF VHS VCR won't accept tapes

My RCA VR688HF VHS VCR shows the tape loaded indicator all the time even though there is no tape in the unit and will not let me put any tape in.

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Re: RCA VR688HF VHS VCR won't accept tapes

The brain in a VCR has a little switch assembly that senses what position all the mechanical stuff its in. Apparently, the mech is out of whack which is why it won't let you play. This is a common problem and any VCR shop should be able to repair it.

Posted on Dec 28, 2007

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It may be much cheaper to replace the machine.

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