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My Zenith VRE4222C VCR tape player keeps ejecting the tape. I have tried to look inside to see if something is amiss, but it looks okay to me. This just started yesterday and has been working fine up to now.
Can you suggest what I should do ?


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Happened to me last nite wi 2 old tapes - the end of the tape came off the right wheel when it rewound - that was the cause - look up how to fix tapes by taking the casette apart - only thing I cant find is a picture of how the tape will feed between the heads inside he case since i suspect the tape will have fully rewound

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Got pets or young ones? This problem just smacks of having something lodged inside. Could also have come from a label coming off inside, too...accordianman

Posted on Jan 21, 2008


Hi Nancy
1 does the vcr display ERR message on front
try a different tape if only to trouble shoot
if this works the first tape got the tension buggerd
sometimes this happens when the tape rewinds too tight.
2 unplug vcr give a little tilt sound loose or rattle inside?
its probably a hot wheels car you'll have to disassemble
start off remove shroud slowly i hope you've unplugged
it already remember how it goes back together
don't bump or touch the heads those are the silver round things
@ front of the tape port if you bump these no movie tonight.
don't touch the little cylinder things on the board either
they can zap you
remove obstruction reasemble watch a vid!!
now that you have taken apart you're vcr please keep in mind
never take apart a television set or microwave ect...... even unplugged they store enough electricity to kill a person.
good luck hope this helps. Jm.

Posted on Mar 20, 2008

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