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The pinch roller, guids, idler assembly, and the belts have to be changed. Then the guide alignment should be done to make sure that transport and heads are tracking the tape properly.

With age and use, these machines reach a point where they need maintenance.

Jerry G.

Posted on Jul 26, 2008

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* 2 Remove the 4x screws off COMBO on the sides and take off the DVD/VCR casing.
* 3 Look for the Tape which messed up with VCR transport mechanism ,try to release tape of the transport with your hand..
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