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Can not insert vhs tape into player - RCA B27TF680 27 in. TV/VCR/DVD Combo

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Initially, there are only 2 possible reasons why the VHS tape could not be inserted:

  • another tape is inside or a foreign object is blocking the loading slot;
  • the loading mechanism has faulted in mid eject/load position.
Options then are:
  • consider a DIY (do-it-yourself) repair if and only if comfortable working with electronics / electro-mechanical components & circuitry, use of a DVM/VOM, a soldering iron/station and safe practices with electrically powered devices. Access to a Service Manual or at the very least, an exploded parts diagram would be a necessity;
  • should you be uncomfortable with a DIY, perhaps your best bet would then be to consult with and/or seek the services of an authorized Service Center or a qualified professional.
Offhand if a DIY is being considered, shine a flashlight towards the inside if the loading slot cover would grant even a small opening. While the repair if ever required would not be that difficult, it is extracting the VCR mechanism that would be a major challenge.

Good luck and thank you for asking FixYa.

Posted on Apr 28, 2010

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SOURCE: Magnavox mwd 2206 dvd vcr player....shuts off with eject word across screen.

On a unit I checked with this same symptom, removing the top cover allows the unit to stay on and operate normally. There is some sort of sensor at the left middle of the chassis, which, when unblocked by any opaque object, allows the unit to remain on. A temporary fix (not advisable) would be to replace the top cover with a piece of clear plastic or taut saran wrap (no vent holes needed). It's unclear exactly where/what that sensor is from a cursory test. This is a work in progress on someone else's machine that I lack full access to.

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