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VR 470 VHS VCR

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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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.

Good luck

Posted on Apr 12, 2008

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    Benjamin Patri Apr 20, 2008

    Were you able to fix this problem?

    If not let me know otherwise please rate this solution, thank you

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Hi have you took the case off or not

Posted on Apr 12, 2008

  • paul proctor Apr 12, 2008

    switch off then unplug remove case their is a couple of screw at back along top then might be couple down the side of the vcr

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There is no manual wheel.

Posted on Apr 12, 2008

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    Graeme Ross Apr 12, 2008

    Depending on which side the tape is haging from, you may have a lack of take up torque or rew is not reeling the tape back into the machine well enough

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    Graeme Ross Apr 12, 2008

    generally to get the tape out of a machine. you can take the lid off, and assist the tape from tangling about guides and rollers. Unscrewing the load/carriage assembly may be the only way you can do this without destroying the tape. Be aware though, most tapes are damaged when crunched by rollers, stretched are folded and should not be used agan, unless you need to dub of the footage. In which case, you may experience problems of head soling or more tangling when you reach the damaged spot again.

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    Graeme Ross Apr 12, 2008

    with the lid off, once you have removed the tape, insert another old tape(in case it chews as well), and see what is happening when you eject. If on eject the tape stays looped out in the machine when the tape guides return, try FF or REW the tape to get rid of the loop before ejecting. If you have no REW or FF then you have a reeling motor or reel drive problem. For the cost of VCR's these days. fixing it may cost near as much to do. Taking the unit to a repair guy near to you for a quote is the best bet here. Good luck


  • Graeme Ross
    Graeme Ross Apr 12, 2008

    what make of VCR is the VR470? I will try to get a manual for you.

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