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Tape doesn't eject all the time

My vcr does'nt eject tape the first time. I have to press the eject button multiple times before the tape ejects.

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This probably indicates a problem with the mechanicals. The tape carriage mechanism might be out of whack/bent/or broken. You might take the top cover off and see is the mechanism is sticking somewhere.

Unfortunately, modern VCRs (last 10+ years) are very cheaply made, and disposeable, unlike the machines of the '80s which were built like tanks in comparison. Thus, unless the problem is minor, repair is doubtful.

Posted on May 09, 2008

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