I have a Panasonic VCR, PV V4622. I put a tape in, the vcr takes it, but it won't push it down. I have to reach in and push the tape down. The tape motor takes the tape in but not down.... I took it apart and didn't see anything wrong. I oiled up the mechanism but no help.
any ideas...it ejects fine.
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Re: VCR won't push the tape down
The tape load mechanism has a problem mybe a broken gear.
If u want to repair it by yourself, removed the tape drive and
look for a broken part.
You should be able to come up with a part #.
Go to: http://www.diyvcrparts.com/cgi-bin/web_store/web_store.cgi Check out your chassis by the model number.
or like always call for service.
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You will have to take the cover off. ( un-plug the AC cord)
Look for the loading motor at the back right side.
Rotate the motor and you will see the tray moving thru its cycle to un-load the tape, it does take quite a few turns, its slow.
Let me know if you run into a problem?
Just a thought : check if the head isn't blocked ! It should rotate
freely (without any friction).
I had more or less the same phenomenon (my VCR wouldn't accept any
tapes and nothing was activated if I "pushed " a tape in).
The reason was here that the VCR wasn't used for a long time (a few
months), but it was plugged in all the time (heated up the interior).
As a result the head was a-kind-of-blocked. Nothing serious, since I
rotated the head manually my VCR works fine.