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VHS tape won't play or rewind

I have a Maxell VHS tape with a lecture recorded in 1992.  I tried to play the tape and it played for a minute or so, then it stopped.  Now it won't rewind or go forward.  I'd like to transfer the contents to a DVD.  What can I do?

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    i popped in a work out tape that my aunt never used for years. i work out to it daily.. and it tightened up to where it wouldn't play, ffwd or rwd. this tip really worked and now i can get back to my daily workouts. thank you so much. =o)

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I work at the History Channel and have  a VHS that had the same troubles. I need it desperately for the show I am working on. I tapped it on a table fast forwarded it and presto! Tape fixed, crisis averted. Thank you, Thank you, thank you.

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It didnt work for me, it fast forwarded to the end and i did rewind it but the counter/timer still doesnt work and it is just a blue screen? help

Posted on Dec 28, 2009

Tap tape on table to loosen it up.....
put tape in player.....
press fast forward.....
let it come to the end....
then rewind it.....
press play.....
hope this helped.....

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Same problem, but mine still wouldn't fast forward, so I tried rewinding it (with little hope) and wellah! It worked! Thanks for the tip. My tape was one of my children when they were very young!

Posted on Dec 06, 2008

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