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Why wont my Tape stay in my VCR after 5 seconds it ejects

My VCR powers on but Tape wont stay in after 5 seconds it ejects

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@jessebaby1 what is the make and model for your VCR? Has it ever worked for you? Have you tried different tapes?


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There are a number of safety triggers inside that can cause this. If the tape doesn’t load properly for example, there are optical sensors that can detect this and will result in the tape being ejected. The reasoning for this is to save the tapes from damage. In order to better provide a solution on how to fix this, we need the exact make and model. The fix can be as simple as replacing a defective belt, but it will depend upon the model.


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