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Has power but wont play,rwd, fwd

My VCR is recieving power, power light is on, it accepts the tape, but will not play or rwd or fwd, it really does nothing. I noticed after taking it apart that when it first accepts tape it does load and video drum spins but it is almost like a slow down spin to turn off, which it does. It ejects when prompted but that is it!

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Retime the gears and check power supply

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