View Full Version : Tape jammed in VCR.....

04-26-2009, 12:51 PM
A tape is jammed in my VCR. And, now when I press eject, nothing happens. Just get an error.

Any ideas --- or is the machine finished.


04-26-2009, 01:12 PM
Well, make sure it's unplugged first, but then if it has an exterior shell, you should be able to remove that by undoing a few screws. Once you have the shell open you can get a better look and possibly maneuver the tape out of the player.

04-27-2009, 09:38 PM
:(I know that computer DVD drives have a small pinhole just below and to the left (generally) of the DVD slot. You push a straightened paper clip or other stiff and skinny device into that hole and push fairly hard and it actually manually forces the drive open.my file;

I f all else fails, ask "GOOGLE"

04-28-2009, 07:59 AM
Try unplugging it and plugging it back in after 10 - 15 minutes. Sometimes that works.