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Re: VCR does not eject tape correctly
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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There is somewhere some damage to the mechanism. It could be the carriage itself (the holds the tape) that has a fault on it, or something else in the transport mechanism of the tape. This could have sent the system out of position for the correct loading of a tape.
If it plays a tape OK, then it could be that you have a timer set. In which case clear it! Or that you are using a blank tape where the slot at the back is open. If you are using a blank tape which is good and it still ejects the tape after setting the recording. Then it's likely the recording tab sensor - that detects the slot at the back of the tape - is either bent or broken.
The reason your tape wont eject is either because, it is stuck or the tape run loose inside of it.
To remove the tape, unplug the VCR, then unscrew it open, you will have direct access to the tape, so try to plug it back and press eject, when it gets stuck, apply a little force in pushing the tape up, to the height where it is to pass out, and it will eject your tape.
If you are not familiar with such activities, i will advice you get a repairman to get this done for you, in order for you not to damage any other part inside the VCR.
This unit requires the rubber parts to be replaced. The loading sequence is not completing properly. The VCR will eject the tape when the sequence fails as a safety measure to prevent damage to either the VCR or the tape.
It sounds like the cassette is not releasing the tape so the machine can put it around the heads. This could damage the machine. Don't use it. A two dollar tape is not worth damaging your vcr. Throw it away.
you posted 2 different problems here... to answer this one ". The tape is stuck, won't eject and I'd like to get it out without damaging the VCR unit."...open unit, find motor that moves tape ejector and spin that motor by hand (power off)
the other problem, "the VCR will not insert a tape. It keeps rejecting it."...open unit and fully turn ejection motor until home position is reached...this is a home sensor switch not being activated.