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T.v. ejecting vcr tape and turning self off after being turned on

My problem is that the vcr deck is stuck in a weird position and requires a tape to be in the player or the t.v. will shut itslef off everytime it is turned on. When a tape is left in it ejects the tape when the t.v. is turned on and shuts itself off. We push the tape in and turn it on again and repeat several times until it finally stays on.

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If VCR mechanism doesn't load or unload properly, TV will shut off. VCR machnisam in your TV requires cleaning/ service. Spacialy belts and pulleys.

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