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find the motor and belt that controls the loading of the tape.
put the vcr on its side and put the tape in watch closely on the pulley mechanism. try and give that pulley wheel a few more turns in the same direction the motors trying to turn it after it stops. sounds like the tapes not sitting all the way down. if you can get it to play then you need a belt there if not continue to watch all the operations hopefully eventually you will see why it wont go.
Mine did that, and when I opened it I found that a small drive belt (visible from the bottom with the cover removed) had deteriorated into goo. This unit had been in storage a while and the rubber just deteriorated, I guess. The trouble is that now I cant tell what size it is, or what length. I think this belt drives the mechanism that loads the tape in and out, and the rest of the mechanism is triggered by the tape cassette moving into position. Since it cant get loaded properly, the rest of the machine doesnt work right, either.
There are only 2 motors on the VCR sections.1 motor for the rewind backward and speed foward.1 motor for take in the VHS tape and eject the tape.The play button also used the same rewind backward and speed forward motor to push the film foward to the VCR play head head drums to play the tape.
Thanks for using FixYa. Please check the eject mechanism and the drive motor connected with the tape mechanism. Try and align the drive motor. Also check the push-pull arm of the tape mechanism and make sure that the springs connected with the mechanism are fine.
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sounds like the capacitor on the start up voltage to the drive ic in the power supply has dried up.If you never unplugged vcr before you wouldnt have noticed problem.Now since unplugged cant start up properly.It is the capacitor nearest the ic in the psu can.If you know anyone handy at electronics should be an easy job for them.
Yes, it is a mechanical problem. While the tape is in fast forward the gears are engaged and locked to provide drive to the spindel on the right, however when you press the rewind button without hitting stop, the gears try to engage the spindel on the left without stoping and reversing (changing rotational positioning), this causes the motor to stop (this emulates a tape jam)the tope is left in and the unload mechanism never spools the tape back in because the motor has stopped. To free the tape, what I do is open up the unit and find the main motor check to see if the belt has slipped, if it has not try to manually spin the motor to engage the unload mechanism and eject the tape.