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VCR eats tapes

I have a VCR that I do not want to trash. I have lots of childrens tapes I want to be able to see. Is it cost effective to have this repaired?

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    I have the same problem its a Panasonic pv-8661

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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?
Thanks,
Dan

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