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A VHS tape is stuck in my TV/VHS combo unit.

I have a Symphonic TV Model # 55C6099. A VHS tape is stuck in the VHS slot. It will not eject. I turn the TV on and it automatically turns off in about 10 seconds. How can I get the VHS tape out.
Thanks. Don S.

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  • Shahid Electronics
    Shahid Electronics Jun 30, 2010

    Rylee, please!!!!!!!!! .. VCR does not have manual eject hole at all in any model of any brand. Stop posting BS info to get few bucks.

  • thdon1 Jul 13, 2010

    Well guys although I could not find a manual eject hole the information provided about a warp or dirt in the VHS tape helped me solve the problem and the TV and VHS are working well.

    I loosened/removed some of the casing around the tape creating some space and then was able to dislodge the tape. As suggested the tape was old, dirty and probably stepped on by all 17 grandchildren at sometime or other.

    My solution was not something found in a manual but desperation won!

    Don S.

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I'm sorry to say that the solution as stated is not correct. This condition usually occurs because of belts that are slipping. In order to remove the tape, some dis-assembly is required. If you have not done this in the past, I would not suggest that you attempt this repair. This repair should cost about $10 in parts plus labor. It is possible that the IR LED is defective as well which can also cause this. This is a common failure and should be a simple repair for any shop.

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Hi


Thanks for using FixYa. Please check that there is a manual Eject button which is usually a small hole located underneath the VHS drawer. Now insert a stiff wire—such as a paperclip or safety pin—into the hole and push gently and the drawer should open partway. Gently pull the drawer the rest of the way open. Remove the VHS and see if there is a problem with it. Most VHS player drawers get stuck when a VHS tape is wrapping or the label is starting to peel. If the VHS is warped, discard it. If the label is peeling, remove the label. If still the issue is not resolved, then take a smallest screw driver and press the eject button and put the screw driver in the cavity above the VHS drawer and it will be open and check that the VHS is not wrapped and looking fine. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


Thanks
Rylee

Posted on Jun 01, 2010

  • thdon1 Jun 01, 2010

    Rylee Smith - Thanks but I don't think I explained the problem correctly. There were some electronics between the base of the TV and the VHS slot. there was not any manual eject button. However, I did take part of the TV housing loose and when I put it back together the TV was working. Blind luck! My guess is the VHS was warped and I have thrown it out. I have not tried another VHS tape and am not sure when I will. Thanks for the help.


    Don S.

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    Rylee Smith Jun 01, 2010

    Thanks for your reply Don, please post back if you require more assistance else you can rate the solution.




    Thanks


    Rylee

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