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VCR does not eject tape correctly

An older RCA VCR, used primarily for dubbing, damages tape upon ejecting

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Hello. it's sound's like that the idler cam wheel that turn's the tape has a problem. it could be that .the wheel if made of rubber is slipping. or it has a belt on the bottem of it that is ***** out. check those two thing's .and let mre know if it has a rubber wheel .? or teeath that turn a gear. and if the belt on the bottem of it is not tight on the two wheel's on the bottem of it. let me know.ok "good luck"

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