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Re: vcr hs-u500

Typical belt drive failure. Take the cover off and turn the loading motor shaft with your fingers until the tape is ejected. Get a belt kit for this model and replace all the rubber parts in your VCR. Mitsubishi's are nice units and worth fixing. Check the little pulley under the capstan motor for cracks or worse.

Posted on Dec 31, 2007

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