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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.

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