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Tape stuck in VCR, won't eject.

I recorded a program on a tape. The following morning I tried to play it back. I hit Rewind and didn't wait for it to stop and pressed Play. The tape is stuck, won't eject and I'd like to get it out without damaging the VCR unit. Any suggestions? sony slv 760HF All of a sudden, the VCR will not insert a tape. It keeps rejecting it.

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You posted 2 different problems here...
to answer this one ". The tape is stuck, won't eject and I'd like to get it out without damaging the VCR unit."...open unit, find motor that moves tape ejector and spin that motor by hand (power off)

the other problem, "the VCR will not insert a tape. It keeps rejecting it."...open unit and fully turn ejection motor until home position is reached...this is a home sensor switch not being activated.

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SOURCE: VCR tape is stuck - will not rewind or eject.

There schould be a release buuton on the rear of the machine. It's usually recessed and may be difficult to see. Press this with the yip if a ballpoint pen and extract the tape. If the tape is wrapped around the record/playback heads your only option is to remove the top cover and manually remove the tape. Sounds difficult but if you take your time it's not too bad a job.

Testimonial: "Thank you! - no button - took the top off. I depressed a lever next to the tape switched the VCR back on and pressed the eject button - it worked!"

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