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This dvd recorder/ vhs player was puchase last december and used only a few times. It now eats the vhs tape. I am able to get it out in one piece,and I've tried a few vhs tapes...none work
Hunnn....Eats the tapes, with salt & paper?..just a joke!
The tape runs on a guide ( sort of a tiny ledge )when it is fully engaged. The tape cartgage is loaded ' sucked ' in with gears that drop the cartage on top of other switches to give direction, so that "fingers" pull the tape towards the reading\recording heads. When the tape IS aligned properly, BUT is locked in the proper position the tape will NOT touch the upper or lower "ledge" that keeps it accross the heads.When the tape is NOT aligned the upper or lower tape WILL touch causeing damage. OPEN THE CARTGAGE ,Look to see if the upper & lower of the tape is damaged. Now when you say "eats the vhs tape" Does the tape comes out WRINKLE, CRINKLED,CRAMPED UP??? Then that could be ANY wheel with a black rubber rim. going bad. replace if you can. but they are VERY HARD TO FIND if u don't know what u are doing.
Posted on May 30, 2008
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If it was never used and now is eating tapes, there is a chance that it needs to be cleaned. The fix means that you have to take it apart and see if the tape is seating all the way, if the transport mechanics are picking up the tape and that all the rollers and guides are working. There are also rubber belts on the machine and they stretch. That means that some pulleys are not working like they are designed to and therefor the tape is bunching up and it is ruining the tape.
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If it won't PLAY VHS tapes it must have a serious mechanical problem (if it even loads) or its heads are glommed up, so it obviously won't record them either. When's the last time you ran a cleaning tape through it?
Solve the load or playback problem and it will probably record.
Time and poor storage conditions are the mortal enemies of tapes. Store the in a 'played
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