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  • metoojr Jun 14, 2008

    Everytime I put in my tape, it just sits there. It will not play or anything. When you try to eject the tape, it will not come out. You have to turn it off then hit eject to get the tape to come out, the ribbon is still in the machine. I have to carefully lift it out with something.



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The tape mechanism is not loading and/or driving the VCR tape properly. Most people don't realize that the tape is physically pulled out of the VCR cassette and wrapped around the video heads in a semi-circle configuration. Your VCR guides are pulling the tape out but not retracting it into the cassette shell when you press eject. Causes: mode switch, mechanical failure, video head speed/drive problems. All these problems are somewhat complex for a novice repair person and don't forget that new VCR's are selling for $30 at the big box stores....Glen.

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