How do I remove a stuck tape out of this unit? Is there a manual wheel i can turn to raise the tape to the door level. What causes the tape to get stuck and not eject anyway? Is a service book available for this? Thanks Scott
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Re: VR 470 VHS VCR
First: Unplug the unit
Next: Open the unit by taking out the screws that are holding the outer panel which should be every screw that you can find.
Third: Once inside the unit, Try manuvering the tape roll off of the rollers and carefully to the tape and then manuver it out the front or top of the vcr.
If you take a picture while the cover is off, I can help give you better advice. You may have to plug the vcr back in, so that you can try ejecting the tape while it is unrolled, then you will have to manually roll it back into the tape. Let me know if you need any further help and I will be more than happy to help you out.
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You really have to open the VCR. But you have to know how to turn and move things, so the damaged tape can come out, without damaging the tape mechanism. It is not even in a user manual, but once you know how to do it, you can use the same trick innermost any VCR. To complicated to explain in words, Check if you can find a Youtube video or something on ifixit.com
If you know how to do this open the latch on the cassette when it stops and look to see if something got spilled into or on the tape itself.
If the unit only shuts off with this tape the cassette is the issue.
If you open the door on the tape (little square button to release the door also look (happens if you use same tape a lot and fast scan with it) to see if the bottom edge of the tape has curved waves in it--should be perfectly flat with no ripples at bottom edge of the tape.
You might have to remove the tape yourself first. Some makers provide instructions for removing a tape in a service manual. But there is no way to be certain it contains instructions like this. After you get it out, the thing will be what caused the tape to fail anyway. The VCR might go back to normal after the tape is removed. VCR's shut the power off when the mechanism struggles to function right. This is done to prevent damage further to the mechanism. My advice is remove the tape carefully and check for damage. Look for broken plastic parts. If it looks good power the thing up. And see what the mechanism does, with the top cover off! Sometimes damage can cause the mode switch to go out of place, but the mode switch can cause the mechanism to go out of sync anyway! Good luck with that anyway.
Unplug the TV/VCR/DVD Combo from the main power for a couple of minutes, the unit may eject the tape at the power ON. You can also try openening the unit, reset the loading posts and eject the tape by manually turning gears, motors etc..You have to know what you're doing otherwise, you will do more damage or get injured and don't forget HIGH VOLTAGE CAN KILL. Best of lock www.aaatvservice.com
the tape won't come out then it means you will have to manually remove
the stuck tape. This involves you disassembling the unit in order to
help/assist the player get the stuck tape out.
Turn of the unit
and remove from the wall, get a Philip screw driver, use it to remove
all the screws from the unit and take it apart.
Open the cover and you will see the stuck tape and what's hooking or preventing it from coming out/ejecting.
plug the unit, and turn it on. Press the eject button, as the tape
tries to come out, support it with your hand so that it can come out.
if it happen that the cassette tape has coiled inside the unit,
carefully free the coiled tape and the press the eject button.
the moment you disassemble the player, you would see what's preventing
it from coming out, then you can free whatsoever that is making it stuck
press the eject button and the tape should come out.
Make sure the unit is turned off each time you want to remove what's making the cassette stuck.
the most common method is to unplug from the wall,plug it back with your finger on the eject button. if this does not work, then will have to take the top off and tenderly back the wheels or off until it gives you the tape back
may be machnical stuck in playback mode. remove the cover and see the loading arms are near the video head , if not try to release the arm rotating caption wheel smmothly . don't push more force to rotate the wheel.