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VCR repeatedly tries to play and eject when tape deck is empty

Anytime the TV is turned on it immediately goes through all the motions like a vhs tape was inserted.  It tries to play the "phantom tape" and then a couple of seconds later stops and tries to eject it.  And the cycle NEVER stops!  Play, stop, eject.  Over and over...and there's NO tape in the deck.  How do i make it stop?  I don't care if the VCR is functional - I never use it.  I just want to be able to watch the TV without the constant annoyance of the VCR noises...
Please help!!

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The tape carriage is probably stuck, or something stuck inside blocking the tape sensor.
feed a tape in and see if it does it "with" the tape too

hope this helps

Posted on Jan 08, 2008

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