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VCR ruining tapes by catching tape also shutting vcr off. What is cost of repairing?

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I will say that $70 to start reviewing it.... you are better getting a new one, they run very cheap now.

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I put a tape in vcr, have to run errand, want to watch when I return....well, guess what, tape won't come out...what can I do without ruining my tape...it is one of those vcr tv combos


With a little dis-assembly, the tape can be saved without any problem. The main issue is that this is really not a DIY repair. There are dangerous high voltages present inside the unit even when unplugged. I would not suggest you attempt to retrieve this tape. The repair cost for parts will be about $10 (belts). Check with a few local repair shops. They should be able to help with this at a reasonable price. A complete refurb of these types of units can usually be done for less than $100 total. I refurb these all the time.

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Vcr is eating the tapes


THE VCR NEEDS REPAIRING.THE REASON WHY YOUR TAPE IS EATEN THE TAPE PATH NEEDS RE- ALIGHNMENT AND LUBICATED AS THE HEAT FROM THE TV WOULD OF DRIED THIS OUT.

May 02, 2010 | Orion FTDV2004 20 in. TV/VCR/DVD Combo

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VCR plays 15 seconds, TV shuts off. Same without tape inserted


Sounds like a typical Switched Mode Power Supply fault, or an internal thermal fault that is shutting down the power supply, over & over. Really you need to get it serviced. You need to get a firm "Quote" for repair, remember these days repair can often exceed replacement cost.

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HITACHI vcr DOES NOT LOAD TAPE


It's more than likely a slipping belt in the tape mechanism

If you are technically inclined it can be fixed for around $3.00

If you are not then it would be advisable to buy a new VCR because the repair cost would be more than the cost of a new one .

Mar 27, 2009 | Hitachi Televison & Video

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Vcr tape is stuck and won't eject, so TV shuts off


I did remove the faulty VCR tape manually but now I cannot download a perfectly good VCR tape in the slot ... there seems to be an obstruction like the old tape was still loaded. There is a spinner revolving when I first turn the TV on.. Can you help or do I need to take it in for a repair??

Mar 04, 2009 | Sylvania Televison & Video

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Go-Video VCR Problem with accepting/ejecting tapes


As with any VCR, there are rubber parts inside that have become slick. This is a simple repair for any shop. The mechanisms are Samsung ones if I remember correctly. Expect a parts cost between $20-$40. Add in the local labor rate for the total cost. This is worth the repair cost as any replacement would not last anywhere near as long. This is also a normal occurrance as rubber parts harden with age. I have repaired many of these over the years.

Dan

Jan 05, 2009 | GoVideo Go Video DVD/VCR Combo

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Rewind or fast forward


Though not familiar with this model, VCRs of all sorts have an idler mechanism which drives the supply and takeup spindles. Either the idler is somehow defective and slipping, and, assuming this idler is belt driven, the belt may be slipping just enough to cause a no Rew/FFW condition. If you had access to a test tape jig (a clear dummy tape, which allows a tech to view what is happening in the area normally obscured by the loaded tape), this might give a clue as to what is happening. On alot of machines, a problem with Rew/FFW would also mean a tape takeup problem in standard play, result in tape spilling out inside the machine. Sensors would catch this condition and go into a error mode, as yours is doing. One other thing which might be happening here, is the pinch roller not being disengaged from the capstan in the Rew/FFW modes. I think this is where I'd look first, and you can probably see if such is happening just by pulling the cover off the VCR. The pinch roller is just to the right of the rotating video head. In the play and forward/rev search modes it will press the tape up against the capstan (a rotating shaft). When in Rew/FFW, the pinch roller should be pulled back from the capstan, maybe 1/4 inch or so. Whatever the case, repair will likely take someone tech savvy. Costs might not be economically justified, with the low-cost, disposable rigs sold in the last 10+ years.

May 29, 2007 | Sanyo VWM-950 VHS VCR

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VCR functions do not work (play, record, ...)


Sounds like the idler assembly isnt working. Without this assembly, the system cannot get the tape to actually move, and most systems will shut down if the tape isnt moving to prevent damage to the tape. In truth, this can be a complicatred repair, requiring the machine to be taken apart quite a bit. I would suggest taking this kind of a problem to a repair shop, but with the cost of simple VCR's coming down constantly, and the upcoming switch to DTV making the machines tuner obsolete, it would probably be more economical to just replace the machine.

Feb 15, 2007 | Mitsubishi HS-U110 VHS VCR

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