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1. Rejected tapes on a VHS recorder is due to a dry belt that is the transfer belt on ejection tray is worn and needs replacement.
2. Because VHS recorder are now not so prevalent and there are so few repair shops specializing in there repair due to parts acquirement it may be best to get a new recorder.
3. Addressing the belts. The belts usually grips a pulley which in turn turns a gear that moves the ejection tray forwards/backwards when given a certain signal on from the control board. This could also be a worn gear from constant use of the load/ reloading of VHS tapes.
I hope this helps.

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Tape ejection when record is pressed can indicate one or more of the following:

a) the erasure prevention tab on the cassette has been broken out - cover this with adhesive tape and try to record again or use another tape;

b) mode switch - it is probably dirty and/or corroded - should be replaced if corroded, but can be cleaned with commercially available electronic cleaners if dirty;

c) a logic fault to the record safety sensor on the board, but this is rare.

Replacement of the mode switch is the most reliable course of action - cleaning and lubricating it may help, but it won't last.

Make sure if you do replace this device, that it is correctly positioned/aligned to the mechanism (full eject mode with the guides retracted away from the head cylinder is best starting point).

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SOURCE: Panasonic VHS Won't eject Tape

unplug then remove the top cover press down on the cassette release and remove the tape then rewind the part of the tape still sticking out by hand push in the button on the side of the cassette to open the cassette cover

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