I have 3 VCRs and none working. Please do not tell me to spend money to solve this problem. Because I am broke, spending money will get rid of one problem but give me another one.
I bought it used ($15) and it has very nice features and I want to get it working.
It won't eject the tape. It worked good for a few weeks. Then sometimes when I tried to insert a tape, it would load and spit out immediately. I pushed one in with more force and now it's stuck. I have it opened up. The large drum spins for about 30 seconds then powers itself off. The tape is unwound--the clear part shows. Please help me try to fix this VCR. I unplugged it overnight and it didn't help. Turned it upside down and pressed eject and it didn't help. I don't care about the tape but I would like to get the VCR working.
I bought it used ($5) and I used it for several years without problems, although features are basic and I don't have a remote. One day, it wouldn't eject the tape. No other problems at all. I can open it but I don't know how to fix it. The tape was tangled and I pulled the tape out but the empty case is still inside. I unplugged it overnight and it didn't help. Turned it upside down and pressed eject and it didn't help. I had it opened and couldn't figure out how to get it to eject. It doesn't make any noise at startup. I don't care about the tape but I would like to get the VCR working.
I bought it used ($10) and I couldn't get it working so seller refunded my money.
It has lots of features and appears to work but when playing tapes it shows no picture--just fuzz, either pre-recorded or recorded with this vcr. I think the audio is audible during play back but not the video. It did play back a few tapes but most won't play. I'm sure it's a setting rather than a physical fault. I don't have a manual and I can't locate a manual. It's too complex to figure out how to get it to work without the manual. I tried cleaning the head and the seller said it worked for him and I think it did--it's a settings/control issue.