My parents found a 25 year old VHS tape a pair months ago. I put it right into my VCR and watched few of it, did a lot of of quick forwarding and also rewinding, and had no troubles at all. Then ns let the tape sit in the VCR for the critical 2 months.Now I desire to convert this tape into a DVD, so i hooked increase a DVD recorder to the VCR. However suddenly the VCR won"t play the ice anymore. If i hit Play, rapid Forward, or Rewind, the VCR tries to carry out it, but it can never do it, so it either stop or it strength down. Any idea why the VCR can"t play this ice cream anymore, once it had actually no problems with it 2 month ago? ns tried a pair other tapes and also those space working fine, it"s just this one tape the won"t play.

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Check to view if the spool gear teeth/catch mechanism is locked up. Turn the cassette over and also stick a ball suggest pen tip right into the 1/4" hole between the spools, near the "back" the the cassette. When pushing down on the pen, revolve the spools with your finger -- friend should have the ability to turn both spools a little once you"ve released the record with the pen tip. If they revolve freely, put the cassette in your VCR and also immediately shot to FF come the end of the tape. If you can do that, rewind every the way to the beginning, then shot to play it. If the doesn"t work, and also other tapes play good in the VCR, you have actually a bad cassette. And, it"s a good idea for any kind of VCR tape that hasn"t to be played for number of years to perform a full FF and also rewind first.
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Last ice I had like that i took the ice apart and also removed the entire spool tensioning mechanism, captured it climate threw that away.
Check to check out if the spool equipment teeth/catch system is locked up. Revolve the cassette over and stick a ball suggest pen tip right into the 1/4" hole between the spools, close to the "back" that the cassette. While pushing down on the pen, turn the spools through your finger -- friend should have the ability to turn both spools a little once you"ve released the record with the pen tip. If they turn freely, placed the cassette in your VCR and also immediately shot to FF to the end of the tape. If you have the right to do that, rewind all the method to the beginning, then shot to pat it. If the doesn"t work, and other tapes play well in the VCR, you have actually a poor cassette. And, it"s a great idea for any type of VCR tape that hasn"t to be played for numerous years to execute a full FF and also rewind first.
thanks for the advice! i was maybe to execute the pen trick and manually FF that a bit. Then ns tried FFing it every the means and rewound it every the way. Seems prefer there"s a problem in the very first 10-30 seconds, since the VCR tho won"t play the if ns rewind it every the way, but if ns manually FF it a bit, climate the VCR have the right to play it.
Last tape I had actually like that ns took the tape apart and also removed the entire spool tensioning mechanism, caught it then threw it away.
the he, I had a tiny box of these bum tapes accumulating over the years. Ns said, "one job I"ll execute them". At some point it happened. Ns did some comparable repairs choose that, gotten rid of brakes, etc, and even put the spools right into the instances of other tapes that operated if they were the very same design and also brand. (I only took personally tapes that worked only after ~ they were captured.)Boy, what a mess of parts anywhere the place! But, although it didn"t take "one day", ns DID "do them". I managed to capture them all. The felt so great throwing them all away after.

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Thanks because that the advice! ns was may be to carry out the pen trick and also manually FF it a bit. Then i tried FFing it every the means and rewound it all the way. Seems prefer there"s a problem in the an initial 10-30 seconds, since the VCR still won"t play that if ns rewind it every the way, but if ns manually FF the a bit, climate the VCR can play it.