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My Aiwa HV-MX100 vcr has not been used in about 18 months. When I insert a tape, I can hear a whirring noise, but the tape will not eject properly. Also, the power will not shut off completely - the machine seems to switch itself on and almost off - the display dims and then brightens again. I cannot get it to power off even with the remote. The power button on the machine feels as though it is stuck. I live in Los Angeles and am trying to find a technician who will actually repair a vcr, if indeed it is repairable. I have a number of PAL tapes I want to transfer to dvd.

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Is your VCR fixed?
From what you have written, I understand that you have not used the VCR for many months. And since you are hearing a whirring noise, the eject motor is working, but the belts are spoilt, and are slipping. Hence your problem. I suggest you open the top cover of the VCR and observe the eject mechanism. As suggested, you will - in all likelihood, observe that the belt driving the eject gears is slipping.

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