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Recording vcr plays tapes but won't record

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If you face the VHS tape with the back towards you, you should see on the left side a square opening with a TAB or piece of plastic that you can break off. If you DON'T see or feel this piece of plastic covering the square hole, then you won't be able to record. Take any kind of tape {usually 'Scott' plastic tape} or [anything] that will cover the hold. When you place the VHS tape into the VCR to RECORD a smell metal "finger" tryes to go into that hold that you pluged up and will tell the machine that you will be able to record.
If you can't record after that, then something is wrong with the machine.
Get back to me if you need any other help!

Posted on Aug 16, 2008

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