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VHS Tape stuck and won't eject

What can I do to get the tape to eject when the unit says there is no tape. Unplugging the unit doesn't work.

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  • dslayton Sep 09, 2008

    I have a vhs tape stuck in my player. It won't eject. How do I remove it? I have unplugged the unit and tried to get it to reset. It will not play or eject. I removed the top of the player but could not figure out how to remove the tape.

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You going to have to open it up and remove the tape manually, either the belt drive is broken or gears are.

you going to have to get your hands dirty. :)

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