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Playback During playback my vcr just shuts itself off after about 10 seconds. Then when I turn it back on it ejects the tape.

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Just the usual problem of needing the rubber belts replaced.
The VCR's has a sensor that monitors if the take up reel is turning. If it doesn't turn for a few seconds then it shuts down. The most common problem is the idler tire (or clutch) starts slipping too much abd the take up reel doesn't have the strength to pull the tape back into the cassette.
Buy a kit of belts for your model from all kinds of sites on the net and install them yourself if you are handy with delicate mechanisms.
Hope ya fix it!

Posted on Jan 15, 2008


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