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Tape stuck in an Emerson Model EWV401 VCR

I put a tape into my Emerson Model EWV401 VCR and not only didn't it play, I can't eject it. When I turn the power on it runs for a few seconds and then shuts down. I've shut off the power to it temporarily with no effect.

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Take it to someone who has experience in removing stuck VCR tapes or you will be paying a lot more for a new VCR. They won't charge you much....IF they even charge you.

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to answer this one ". The tape is stuck, won't eject and I'd like to get it out without damaging the VCR unit."...open unit, find motor that moves tape ejector and spin that motor by hand (power off)

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