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Accordianman--Dual deck VCR not responding...

Opened unit, removed two tapes manually- rolled drive wheels by hand to extract. Found rubber pinch roller off in left unit- found, replaced w/ cap (both loose inside case). Checked fuse @ power input for continuity- was OK. Replaced cover. Unit LEDs (standby 'time') not on- no response...
(Previously told you, --- LEDs flashed as unit switched from "standby" to "on". Unplugged unit, replugged, no response= obvious now that left tape was not cycling due to roller missing...).
Next step? Can I reset unit to light up / load tapes?

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No. Sound like the Switch mode power supply is or has failed, to repair this would involve replacing capacitor and or some componets, Many repair shops these days have discontinude repairing VCR's becuse most of the time you can replace the entire unit for the cost of repairing it

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