Question about Quasar VV2007 20 in. Combo
When I try to use my VCR it make a weird sound when I put my cassette in and at first the tape would not go right in. When I try to press Play nothing happens What's wrong? Thanks, Jeff
I have had this problem for so long. I just pressed the manual (rather than the remote) DVD/VCR button on the VCR to make sure it was on VCR and it recorded straight away so will do this in the future. Hope it helps others too.
Posted on May 15, 2008
I have a similar problem. It takes 3 or 4 times to get my Sony VCR to accept a tape. Once it does, everything is fine, until I turn it off. Next day, same trouble. I tried several tapes and brand new tapes. No difference. I have opened the cabinet and used alcohol to clean various stuff, no change.
Posted on Oct 15, 2009
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Your takeup spool isn't moving. Before tearing into it further try putting the cover back on the deck and power cycling it. Hit REW and then try ejecting the tape. If this works, you'll get the tape back but it's likely the deck is dying.
If not, you need to be very careful to get the tape out: You may be able to turn the wheel that moves the tape basket to gently ease it out; otherwise, there are screws on the top of the tape basket. Remove them and gently lift the tape out while carefully unthreading the tape from the tape guides around the head. There'll be two feet of exposed tape--pretend it's glass, it's delicate!
Now the tape is out and you need to thread it back in the cassette. This needs patience, but here goes:
On the front of the cassette, there's a door to protect the tape. Feel the right hand side of the cassette for a small button; hold it down to open the door and keep it open
With the other hand (or with three hands! :) ) put your hand under the right-hand tape reel under the cassette. Carefully turn it clockwise. It will make clicking noises, but it should ease the tape back into the shell.
Beyond that, the cause of the original malfunction will be a bad reel motor, which is probably not fixable, or a bad belt, which you may be able to locate through mcminone.com. You'll have to unscrew the bottom cover to investigate further.
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