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Emerson vcr won't accept a tape

My emerson VCR won't accept a tape. I could try to force it in the machine, but the machine won't accept the tape down inside of the maching...can this be fixed?

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    wont allow tape to go all the way in

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Yes, it can be fixed, but the cost may not be worth it.

There are several components which may be the problem, ranging from a gear, a sensor, the load motor, or it may even require replacement of the entire cassette loading assembly.

Without an inspection, it's impossible to tell exactly what the problem is, or likely cost to repair.

It may be much cheaper to replace the machine.

Posted on Mar 24, 2008

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