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Thomson VCR VPH6950U. Cassette loaded OK but will not play or eject. I have taken off the lids etc. but need help to manually remove the Cassette. When I press the eject button, "Stop" shows on the display then fades. The remote seems to still communicate with the VCR, but nothing works.

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  • hillhouse9 May 23, 2011

    You refer to a "Plastic"........Plastic what??? Please indicate on photo.

  • hillhouse9 May 23, 2011

    The "Plastic" with red stain is a Gearwheel. Please explain what you mean by "Lift up". Any attempt to rotate this item fails. Also the tape is still wound around the Drum etc. and the "Loading" arms are in the forward position. Access to more of the winding mechanism is required before the cassette can be safely removed. How is the whole drive mechanism removed from the motherboard.?

  • hillhouse9 May 23, 2011

    I would prefer to discuss the problem with someone who is more knowledgeable about the specific Thomson VCR

  • hillhouse9 May 23, 2011

    The tape was never stuck to the drum. The cassette is fully rewound inside. It is the feed/eject mechanism which is jammed. I need info on how to un-jam the the mechanism by hand.

  • hillhouse9 May 26, 2011

    The solution to the problem was partial failure of the internal power supply. Not enough power was available for the motor to complete the loading cycle. By not completely LOADING it could not respond to the EJECT request. With some manual assist, it finally succeeded and the cassette was recovered.



    Fixya Expert's advice was not relevant. Perhaps this information will be useful to you for future events of this nature. The VCR will be scrapped.

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Hi, Each time something like this happens it is usually something unique and not a common problem. It could be that your tape has wrapped itself around the capstans or guide rollers and could be binding the unit up. The eject feature may have failed also. I would suggest you take the cover off and I beleive you said you already did that, so that you can see the cassette and the carriage. try pushing down on the carriage after you push eject and see if starts to move. Sometimes they just get unseated and the unit does no know where the carriage is. You can also try wiggling and even slightly prying on the carriage while attempting to eject to see if it moves any and it might free itself. Sometimes a cassette will not open fully to expose the tape and hang up on the carriage. Take a flashlight and look around inside to see if the tape has come out of the casset and gotten wraped up in the machine, this will happen when the machine gets old and out of alignment.
Try these and let me know how it is progressing.

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    Dcramer531 May 24, 2011

    If it still won't budge, try unplugging the machine for a while and plug it back in, this will sometimes reset a memory chip that is lost. If worse comes to worse.

    First things first, take the cover off the DVD/VHS player (unplugged), there may be a stainless cover over the vhs tape carriage. Remove this also. The tape should be accessible now. flip the access panel on the vhs tape all the way up, you will have to hold it up as it is spring loaded. You should see the actual tape. Lift the tape up and off any rollers or pins in the tape compartment. once this is done you should be able to manually push the tape out of the loading door.
    Be careful, though, as the tape will most likely be wrapped around one of the spindle guides that sit beside the rollers.

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    Dcramer531 May 24, 2011

    Unfortunatly I had no idea you had alrady workeed with someone when I got the question and the question was simple about how to removfe the cassette. I think you need more than I posted. Look for any motors that rotate the gear that operates the mechanism, you can usually get one of these to eventually move and see if it will start the unloading process. If your worried about the machine, then don't worry about the tape, and if our worried about the tape then don't worry about the machine getting hurt while you remove it. These tape player are way to cheap to get fixed. Also all The VHS machines are made by a single manufacture under different brand names, and they all work alike, your is not exclusive because of the name. The only way to get it out by having the mechanism work if it is stuck is to get the gears to operate or remove them.

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    Dcramer531 May 26, 2011

    I believe that I stated you will have to manually assist, my comments suggested you rotate the gears and the only way to get it out was to rotate the gears to get the mechanism to work. I also said each of these events is usually different than the other and there are many reasons why these fail like they do. My advise could not be 100% accurate without ever seeing the machine and only responding to a question. I wish I could have gotten the question first so as to save you this hassle you had with your machine.

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Hello
You have to cut off the tape part that got sticked with the durm motor first. Anyway, the casette tape you have inserted now is useless. Cut the two ends of the tape and unroll it off from the drume motor and maked drum motor free to turn. Do it very carefully without damageing the drum motor. Now switch ON the VCR, and wait for just 30 or 40 seconds. The loading arms will unload first and after it you must unplug the VCR. The replug it, now you can eject the casette trapped inside. OK.

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Hello,

the cassette is stuck in this the mechanism. It can be manually remove.

Turn off the player and remove plug from the wall. Get a Philip screw driver, disassemble the player's cover in order to gain access to the internal part of the VCR.

Check the side of the mechanism, you will see a plastic. The plastic lifts up the cassette from the mechanism, so lift up the plastic and the cassette should come out.

Study the mechanism very well, and you will see where to lift the plastic and cassette should come out.

Let me know if you need more help.

Regards.

Posted on May 23, 2011

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    Walesarumi May 23, 2011

    I mean the one with a red stain.....

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    Walesarumi May 23, 2011

    The mechanism is screwed to the board. Take a look at the mechanism very well, you will find screws holding the mechanism to the board. If you don't find the screws, turn the VCR upside down, open the cover underneath the VCR and check the screws holding the mechanism to the board. You need to study how it was assembled to the VCR before you can disassemble it...

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