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Vcr all tapes are ripped during eject

I need to know what to do my tapes are ripped up by my vcr

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Your take up drive is not working or your have residue on the guides
VCR needs a cleaning
> belts slipping on the take side.>>Needs replacement.

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Power goes off when a cassette is inserted. Tried cleaning heads but it won't even run that. When power is turned back on the cassette is immediately ejected.


Good day!!!

Most common problems
  • VCR refuses to FF or REW and shuts off.
  • VCR shuts off entering PLAY or REC or at random during PLAY or REC.
  • VCR eats tapes.
  • VCR doesn't accept tapes or ejects them without cause.
  • Sound is wavery, fluctuating, or muddy.
The cause for all of these is very often a bad idler tire or other dirty, worn, or tired rubber parts

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VCR EJECT FAILURE


When a tape won't eject, the problem can be caused by several things. The most common problem is that the belt that operates the eject mechanism is slipping and not allowing it to eject the tape. This can be fixed by either using a re-grip solution on the belt or having the belt replaced. With the cover off (be careful not to touch anything live with power) and try loading and unloading a tape. Try to find the motor and belt which operates the loading mechanism. When it "catches" as you say, try moving the belt pulley with your finger to give it a little help and see if it continues on with the operation. If it does, the belt is probably slipping. It takes more effort on the belt & pulley during an eject sequence rather than the a load sequence, so it may load fine but have trouble ejecting. Gravity and the weight of the tape is why you may not have this problem during the load sequence.

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My 19 inch tv/vcr combo has the Tape In indicator lite on, but no tape in it, and we cannot insert a new tape. Can you help?


I guess the easiest thing you can try , if you are handy with tools and a little knowledgeble with mechanical things is to replace the loading belt. Most of these problems are due to a loose belt(side of the cassette load mechanism) or inthe rear of the vcr mechanism(facing back cover)if this does not do it then i suggest geting it to a tv shop, might need timing align or end lamp replacement.

Sep 03, 2009 | Emerson EWC1902 19 in. TV/VCR Combo

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SONY VCR: Keeps ejecting video tape


When putting in a video the VCR has a tendency eject the tape and then shuts off. Then there are times it works fine. What seems to be the problem?

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VCR keeps ejecting the tape


It needs Belts/Idler/Pinch roller.. If you UNPLUG IT, remove the cover you can wind the tape back manually....When you can get a DVD player.

Sep 28, 2008 | Sony SLV-N750 VHS/S-VHS playback VCR

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Magnavox TV: Somehow the record button on the remote will not record VCR. It ejects the tape and does not record. Please help. Thank you.


Try Using a new VHS tape. If the new tape ejects when press recording, the recording switch inside your VCR could be defective.
Let me know if you require further assistance.

Aug 26, 2008 | Televison & Video

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Stuck vhs tape


When a tape won't eject, the problem can be caused by several things. The most common problem is that the belt that operates the eject mechanism is slipping and not allowing it to eject the tape. This can be fixed by either using a re-grip solution on the belt or having the belt replaced. With the cover off (be careful not to touch anything live with power) and try loading and unloading a tape. Try to find the motor and belt which operates the loading mechanism. Try moving the belt pulley with your finger to give it a little help and see if it continues on with the operation. If it does, the belt is probably slipping. It takes more effort on the belt & pulley during an eject sequence rather than the a load sequence, so it may load fine but have trouble ejecting. Gravity and the weight of the tape is why you may not have this problem during the load sequence.You will need to take the cover off. Try to find the motor and belt which operates the loading mechanism. Try moving the belt pulley with your finger to give it a little help and see if it continues on with the operation. If it does, the belt is probably slipping.

Hopefully, you won't find any spilled tape in the unit.
Also look for a broken spring or cracked gear or gear with missing teeth.
Let me know what you find out and we'll go from there.

Good Luck, Jim

Mar 02, 2008 | Panasonic PV-C2010 20 in. TV/VCR Combo

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Toshiba M-752 Video Casette Recorder


Take the top cover off, and see if there is an obvious reason for the no-eject, as in tape spooled out and wrapped around something. Next, is the tape drawn back into the tape housing? Under normal operation this is done before eject. A defect in the tape itself, or in the VCR mechanicals can cause a no "pull in" condition. Otherwise, you could carefully try to assist an eject- push eject, lift lightly on the tape. Sometimes the entire carriage mechanism can be removed with tape in place, but often, screws holding this in place are obscured by the tape, and, if carriage is gear driven, proper gear alignment must be reestablished. This can be a tricky problem, getting tape out without damaging anything, especially since late VCRs are made rather fragile to start with.

Aug 14, 2007 | Toshiba W522 VHS VCR

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Vcr jams on eject


What do you mean 'Tape crunches" Do you mean that there is tape slack, which then crunches when Tape is lifted during Eject? If that is the case, then the Supply Reel Roller Brake is bad. it is a Felt Pad, which needs replacing. If the entire eject operation is wonky, or if it's timing is bad, then I suspect that One of the eject Gears (On either side of the Mechanism) is damaged and needs to be replaced. One question, i assume that you are able to eject the Tape eventually, and so - Does the Tape Load into the VCR properly, when you insert it into the machine? This will help me in giving you a better diagnosis.

Mar 13, 2007 | Sony SLV-N750 VHS/S-VHS playback VCR

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Eats tapes


When a VCR eats a tape, it can be cause by a couple things.

1. There is a rubber wheel called a "pincher wheel" that compresses the tape against the "capstan". The capstan is a shiny metal spindle connected to a motor. The pincher wheel can become worn and/or dirty (slick) from the oxide coating off of the tape. You can try cleaning the pincher wheel and capstan with alcohol or try using a re-grip solution on the pincher wheel. Last thing to do is replace the pincher wheel. Look to see that the pincher wheel is doing its job by pulling the tape through. The pincher wheel & capstan are not used during a fast forward or fast rewind, so if your tape is getting caught during the FF or RW and not Play, it's probably not related to capstan & pincher wheel.

2. There is a small tire wheel called an idler tire. This tire pivots between the sending and pickup reels of the player. Its also used during fast forward & rewind as well as play. If the tire is worn, the tape won't be wound up as fast on the take-up reel as the sending reel during play. This means more tape is coming out of the cassette than can be wound up on the takeup reel. You can try using a re-grip solution on the idler tire or replace it.
3. You didn't say if the unit played ok. There's also a brake pad that is designed to grab and stop the tape wheels from spinning when you hit stop. If those pads are worn, the wheels will not stop fast enough and the tape will continue to feed (spool) out of the cassette and not be taken up by the other wheel.

So when when you hit eject, the excess tape that should have been wound up tight in the cassette before the eject sequence, is getting caught inside the player.

Let me know if I can be of further assistance to you.

Good luck!
- Jim

Feb 20, 2007 | Symphonic WF803 DVD Player/VCR

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