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How you doin'? This is an easy one for ya, I'll bet. Whenever I eject a tape, it catches on something and I have to open the cover to retrieve the tape. I cannot see anything suspicious happening in the hardware but I know it must be something very simple like a spring losing its spring(!!??) I bet you'll know what to do though. So, if you solve this annoying little quirk, I guarantee I will boost your solve rate right up there with the best of em as I have queries that need solving and gadgets that need fixing

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Solution: The tape not spooling back into the cassette is caused by a fault with the idler or clutch mechanisms. There are usually felt clutches associated with the idler gear and felt clutches on the take up and supply reels. On many VCR's the idler gear engages a direct drive gear for FF & FR, whereas for cue & review the idler gear engages a gear that drives the spool via a felt clutch, the same gear that is used for play. During play, however, the capstan/pinch roller pulls the tape through the mechanism with the take up reel pulling in the slack tape. Check for a slipping felt clutch mechanism. A little trick that works well, remove the offending spool and most spools can be popped apart, use some violin bow resin and carefully work the resin into the felt. You will find that the resin restores the lost grip of the felt with lasting results. Violin resin can also be dissolved into alcohol to provide a gloss finish over reworked solder joints.

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Hello. it's sound's like that the idler cam wheel that turn's the tape has a problem. it could be that .the wheel if made of rubber is slipping. or it has a belt on the bottem of it that is ***** out. check those two thing's .and let mre know if it has a rubber wheel .? or teeath that turn a gear. and if the belt on the bottem of it is not tight on the two wheel's on the bottem of it. let me know.ok "good luck"

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    hello. it's sound's like that the idler cam wheel that turn's the tape has a problem. it could be that .the wheel if made of rubber is slipping. or it has a belt on the bottem of it that is ***** out. check those two thing's .and let mre know if it has a rubber wheel .? or teeath that turn a gear. and if the belt on the bottem of it is not tight on the two wheel's on the bottem of it. let me know.ok "good luck"

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When a tape won't eject, the problem can be caused by several things. The most common problem is that the belt that operates the eject mechanism is slipping and not allowing it to eject the tape. This can be fixed by either using a re-grip solution on the belt or having the belt replaced. With the cover off (be careful not to touch anything live with power) and try loading and unloading a tape. Try to find the motor and belt which operates the loading mechanism. When it "catches" as you say, try moving the belt pulley with your finger to give it a little help and see if it continues on with the operation. If it does, the belt is probably slipping. It takes more effort on the belt & pulley during an eject sequence rather than the a load sequence, so it may load fine but have trouble ejecting. Gravity and the weight of the tape is why you may not have this problem during the load sequence.

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