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Re: VCR eats tapes
Please supply the make and model number as each one will have replacement parts unique to the model and cost differing amounts of $$. Also, what is the specific problem that the unit is having?
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Lots of parts can damage the tape. For example if the tape is not pulled back inside when it ejects. Another good cause is the pinch roller being damaged or out of place.
The best way to find out is put an old tape in the machine (or at least one that you don't mind be chewed up, whilst the top cover is off and you can watch the tape playing. You should be able to see the problem then and take action to correct it.
internal misalignment causes the tape to mount incorrectly, grabbing and eating the tape. must find a repair facility to realign. do not attempt yourself as the internal mechanisms are so delicate it is easy to cause another problem
This is caused by mechanical problems in the VCR. Depending on the age and maker of the VCR, the take-up reel in the cassette is driven by a gear, a belt or a rubber wheel. This isn't happening properly in your VCR, so the tape is piling up inside. Given the low cost of replacement combo players (I don't think you can find just a VCR these days), it's not worth having repaired. You can expect to spend $60 to $100 on a repair for this kind of trouble, assuming there are even shops still willing to take the machine in.
ok , lets start with MOISTURE where VCR located ,what happen is that moisture can cause the tape to catch on the polished surface of the drum head , some instances will play,but the tape stops stretching it and damage occurs. SECOND check for a defective idler tire that prevent the take up reel from spinning. also check for any drive belts ( look like black rubber bands ) that might be stretched with time ,replace with new ones .hope this info helps
Is the vcr in a cold room? the heads might have dew on them
or need cleaned. If it keeps doing it you probly wouldn't want to fix it at a shop. you can buy new vcr's with remote at walmart now for $25-$30 I think. Hey you can try the old treatment
that i always do. Try unplugging the vcr from the electrical
outlet for a hour or maybe even longer sometimes that will resit
everything in it and it will work right.