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Tape stuck, no indicators lit

Device stopped working when playing  tape. Now the tape is stuck. When plugged in, he device lights power-on button, but pressing it does not put the VCR to life. No indicators light up. Instead, it looks like a faint horisontal strips glow across the indicator panel. Eject does not work a well as all other buttons.

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