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Error 2 on Front Panel

This VCR keeps powering down and the tape will not eject. I went ahead and manually removed the tape but the unit still powers down and flashes the number 2 on the front panel.....what's wrong? Can it be fixed or should I just go ahead and retire it?

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  • j12251225 Dec 25, 2008

    I have the exact same problem.

  • PositiveOne Apr 04, 2009

    Thanks for the help.....there was no debris or anything found in the unit to make it perform the way it did.....I just use it as a "go between" for my X Box, just need the use of the video output/input. Once again, thanks again!!!

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I'm not sure if this is a solution, but it cleared up the problem for me. It turned out there was a loose paper label for the cassette that got stuck inside the VCR with the cassette.

I had to take off the top of the VCR by removing the three screws. I then removed the jammed loose paper and then was able to get the cassette out. The flashing number 2 (whatever that means) went away. The machine seems to be working fine now.

Posted on Dec 25, 2008

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