Today I put a tape into my vcr and the tape got "stuck" after several attempts to eject it I finally got it out. Now it won't play anything. When I put a tape into it is sometime will run it for maybe 10 sections (if it runs all you see is bad snow) and then shuts off the TV. When I turn the power back on it ejects the tape. I've tried cleaning it but still run into this problem. Can you help?
PS: I'm very untechnical so would need to be walked thru with clear steps if you can help.
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Re: VCR isn't work, can you help?
From the sounds of it either the supply or takeup reel is not working and may be damaged. In fact that may be the reason you couldn't get the tape out... If the takeup reel doesn't spin there is a small sensor below it that recognizes that there is a malfunction and shuts the system down. That's usually far cheaper than unloading a whole tape inside or do some serious damage.
This unit is similar in design and electronics as the Funai F3813C and Sylvania 3813LC, W3813LC, Symphonic WS3813C and a Magnavox CCz132. That said, I have worked on a few of the comparable models for something quite similar and it has never been a real expensive repair. i'd guess this one would be under $80 dollars. Just find a reputable shop to take it to...
If you not sure where to find one goto:
and type in your info. That's the National Electronic Service Dealer's Assn. Kinda like going to the AMA to find a doctor...
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Please call the Hitachi customer service number to ask them to send the VCR manual to you via email. The number is 1 (800) 448-2244 . Also, please double check that you've already pressed the eject button on your vcr to help attempt to get the tape out. Thank you.
if VHS tape is in you have only one solution..to disassemble DVD/VCR ..Can you do it ? you may try !!t
Here's how to do it.. * 1 Turn off the COMBO. and unplug it. * 2 Remove the
4x screws off COMBO on the sides and take off the DVD/VCR casing. * 3 Look for the Tape which messed up with VCR transport mechanism ,try to release tape of the transport with your hand..
* 4 Since EJECT feature works with power only ,while you keep the
tape off from transport plug the device to power and turn it on..Don't
worry,you will see the eject mechanism starts moving back on forth,keep
the tape off it and let it eject..
* 5.When tape is out .If it
destroyed badly normally you should not use it however if the recording
in is valuable for you you can cut the chewed portion and splice it back together .(Pls see the video included...How to fix a broken VHS tape.) * 6 While it is open,place another Tape to see if mechanism works properly. and eject it... * 7 Replace the casing and the screws. Plug the player in and turn it on. Now player is finally working .. Hope this helps!.. Take care and please Remember to rate/vote and give us 4 Thumbs Up to continue for Helping out the Community :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1PJWA2KGyg
Hi hannah. The simplest way to remove stuck tapes is to remove the top cover. Usually just a couple of screws. Then remove the stuck tape and put the cover back into place. You can also look for emergency eject hole and insert a snall pin into the hole and attempt to eject the disc while repeatedly twisting the pin inside the hole.
First power off the unit, then remove the DV's tape housing , power up the unit, and allowed the mechanism to go back to the unload mode, make sure that the tape posts are at unload mode. then unplug the vcr back again, put back the tape's housing in the load position (tape in) power the vcr back on and push eject button to reset tape mechanism.