TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting/SONY VCR MODEL SLV620HF

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Question
HOW DO YOU REMOVE A STUCK CASSETTE?

Answer
Only the "shadow knows" is an old saying from a mystery program of years ago but is true for various types of cassette audio and video machines.

Here are some ideas:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OD-1hDidUQ

http://www.howcast.com/videos/400054-How-to-Get-a-VHS-Tape-Out-of-a-VCR

http://www.leaders-site.com/stucktape.html

http://ask.metafilter.com/202438/How-do-I-get-a-stuck-videocassette-out-of-my-VC

And you may be able to google others.

Which is the best way?  Depends on what caused the hang-up. Sometimes its the VCR machine and sometimes its the cassette case and sometimes its the tape inside the cassette that is at the root of the problem.  Often by getting in where you can watch what is going on you can determine where the problem is.  Cleaning the capstans and guide posts often is related.

I wish I had a definite set of guidelines.  Sorry there is no more clear answer available.

Good Luck.  I'd be glad to hear the solution that worked for you!

Cheers.  

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