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Tape is stuck in VCR- Fast rewind and forward

After using the cassette fast rewind and forward, while trying to operate or taking the cassette out,the tape is stuck in VCR. No problem in normal operation.

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  • Anonymous Apr 06, 2006

    I opened the VCR and found out that when I run the cassette fast forward, when I stop it, the supply reel doesn't stop immediately, make some more turns and release "free" tape inside the cassette.
    This "free" tape cause losing tape tension and when trying to play the cassette it ejected out the VCR (tape stuck inside the unit). I will appreciate your opinion and recommendation how to fix it.

  • Anonymous Apr 17, 2006

    Techman, thanks ! The reason for the problem was a poor pad on one of the brake's lever. I replaced it, and now it work perfect.

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It may need to be cleaned. Mechanical problems are one of the big problems with VCRs they use alot of mechanical moving parts and play for so long they fail. Plastic parts dont help much either. The pinch roller takes up the slack and is usualy the part that fails first because it constantly runs along the tape and builds a coating on the rubber so it doesnt grip the tape and pull it back into the cassette. If its not pulling the tape back in then it hangs up inside and you cant get the tape out. Fastforward uses the reels to pull the tape not so much the roller. Try and stop 2 times then fast forward then eject the tape. Try and eject the tape while its fastforwarding so it doesnt do anything else. Sometimes machines will unload after its been in fastforwad a while then it will eject. You will hear a change in the sound when it unloads, you can hear the mechanical arms move the tape in and out of the cassette. Thats when you eject it. You cant really clean it till you get the tape out. YOu can clean the pinch roller with fingernail polish or paint remover. It is a wheel inside it looks like a black tire. It pinches the tape against the capstan arm this is why it developes a film or a shine on the rubber making it slip.

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Ok sorry man gotta step in Its not the pinch roller as you claimed that picks up the slack on the tape its the pinch roller that would cause wow and flutter in audio on a tape on slower speeds what picks up tape slack is the takeup reel. Theres many reasons why the takeup reel dosent pick up the tape and there fore the unit "eats the tape" it could be a gear assy or even on older units could simply be the rubber drive wheel. Or a belt problem and I know these JVC s really well and its a combo the drive belt as well as the pickup gear assy.

Posted on Apr 04, 2006

  • Anonymous Apr 09, 2006

    Oh IC Ok you have a defective brake assy on the takeup reel. or the mechanism is not relasing the brake lever as sometimes it can get fouled up from grease caking on the chaft and the brake lever.. Theres also one on the supply reel side. Try to locate and clean and m,ake sure there is still a amall pad on the levers. Good Luck

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