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How to repair my vcr I have a faulty tape in the machine and unable to remove it

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  • reg_d Apr 10, 2011

    Hi Guru
    I had several tries following your solution but didnt get anywhere so I guess I'll have to take it to an expense repairer and hope he can fix it.
    Thanks anyway
    Yours -- Reg.d@mail .com



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I hope your vcr is not built in with TV. It is separate from TV. If it is not then you have to call a technician to open the vcr and remove the faulty tape. If it is separate then open the top cover by unscrewing the screws on the side. These can be located very easily. Remove the top cover gently. Look for the gear toothed wheels which load/eject the tape. You can do so by switching the power button on and off. Switch of the power to vcr. Move the toothed wheels by hand to bring the tape up if you do not want the tape to get damaged. When the tape comes up then give it a gentle push so that it can eject itself. If not, repeat the process again. If you see the magnetic tape is stuck or entangled with moving wheel the cut it,remove it gently. Make sure that you do not touch or damage the video head. Once removed, you can fix the top cover.

Posted on Apr 04, 2011

Testimonial: "That sounds like great advice, I'll give it a try and get back to you if it works. Many thanks Reg."

  • Adarsh Saroj Apr 10, 2011

    I have done it number of times even in the DVD players to remove the disc. Unfortunate that you did not succeed. May be my instructions were not that clear. For my information please let me know how the technician removed the tape.

    Regards/Guru 55555



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