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Tape ejects automatically a few seconds after i put it in

I have tried this with tab on tape and without incase its stuck on record but no luck im wondering if i can wind the mechanism in somehow. so far i get the tape to go in it will go around the pinch rollers for a few seconds and then eject it again. any help would be appreciated

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  • jmeri Sep 25, 2008

    Sounds like the problem I have. Specifically, most of the times I try to ffwd, rewind, the recorder apparently tries to synchronize, fails, and kinda ejects the tape. Only the tape is not unloaded properly, seems that the recorder thinks it's not there. Been cleaning it irregularly, seems it's time to do it again...

  • abdelkrim Sep 29, 2008

    I have a problem with my vcr

    1- doesnt unload the tape

    2- doesnt play the tape once loaded

    ta

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Try carefully cleaning the video head drum.
If it has any deposits on the heads, it may not be getting enough signal to synchronize and if it can't do this is a limited time, it will spit it out.

To clean it, use something that leaves no residue such as pure denatured alcohol and a cloth that leaves little or no lint.
Not the 'rubbing alcohol' variety as this contains 30-40% water and that isn't a good idea.

Posted on Aug 18, 2008

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