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I have a recorder that whenever i put in video cassettes stops playing after a few seconds and turns the unit off. Can anyone help. Thanks

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Sounds like belts and rollers and any sensors you see need to be cleaned - it sounds like the unit thinks tape is at end and is shutting down

use qtip and rubbing alcohol to clean

try using different tape just to make sure it is not just a bad tape

Posted on Mar 21, 2011

  • deneboy May 30, 2011

    I have the same problem. Can I clean the heads myself without taking the machine to bits?

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