I was inserting a tape to copy to DVD, and the tape did not fully insert. An error message "F06" appears on the display, and it will not let me do anything, including ejecting the tape. There is nothing in the manual referring to this problem. I don't know if there is a pin insertion hole anywhere to free the tape. Can you help?
My video tape is stuck in the VCR. on display is F06, please help me!
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Re: VCR Tape Stuck
Unplug the VCR, take the cover off, find the motor (probably on the
right side of the mechanism) and turn its shaft with your fingers until
you have run the tape back out. Now plug it back in and try it
again with a scarificial tape. If it continues to fail, replace
all the rubber belts in the mechanism.
Hope ya fix it!
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I don't know what this error code means but I have managed to remove tapes which stuck in a VCR and cannot be ejected. Whether you do this is purely up to you, but it's usually possible to remove the casing (carefully!) so that you can get to the tape-handling section. Then it's a matter of gentle probing & trial and error to get the machine to release its hold on the tape. Look for a series of mechanically linked parts which are driven by motor but activated by a microswitch tripped by action of inserting the tape. Just don't strain the linkages and if you remove anything make a note of where it came from.
The alarm message usually means that the tape didn't load properly. Instead of trying to play the tape and destroy it, the unit will just stop. A common problem is that the tape heads don't spin. Without a cushion of air between the heads and the tape, the tape will get ruined. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but this is a repair that needs to be done by a tech. The positions of the tape and heads are very touchy and have to be perfect. I would try to find a repair center that can give you a good estimate and then determine for yourself if repairing the unit is cost effective.
If you have children who can access the machine, unplug it, turn it upside down and listen for any rattles or loose bits inside. Kids are notorious for 'posting' coins, half eaten snacks and the like into the 'letter box'. Any loose objects, particularly metal, MUST be removed before switching on again. If a tape has become damaged, bits left inside the machine, it will have to opened up to remove the debris and ensure that the tape transport path including all rollers etc are cleared.
you posted 2 different problems here... to answer this one ". The tape is stuck, won't eject and I'd like to get it out without damaging the VCR unit."...open unit, find motor that moves tape ejector and spin that motor by hand (power off)
the other problem, "the VCR will not insert a tape. It keeps rejecting it."...open unit and fully turn ejection motor until home position is reached...this is a home sensor switch not being activated.
Yes with care.
Simply remove the cover and with care unwrap the tape.
If you must break the tape - but make sure all residual tape is cleanly removed.
Re assemble and put a tape head cleaner through- following the instructions.