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Video stuck in VCR - how do I get it out without damaging VCR?

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Shitemum Thu 08-Oct-09 22:38:13

Yes, I know VCRs are practically obsolete but we still have one and it has a video stuck in it - any tips for getting it out without wrecking the machine?
Many thanks!

catinthehat2 Thu 08-Oct-09 22:45:00

In the olden days, there used to be a little hole near disc drives on computers, so you could undo a paperclip and poke the end in to release it. IS there anything similar on yr VCR (get down and look really hard)?

Shitemum Thu 08-Oct-09 22:47:24

cat - will have a look...and report back

Shitemum Thu 08-Oct-09 22:50:33


It had been stuck for about 3 weeks.
I couldn't see anything pokeable so tried pressing the eject button, which had not given any result till now, - and out it popped!

Feeling pleased and a bit silly...

catinthehat2 Thu 08-Oct-09 23:09:02

Yes, anything else you need fixing remotely,just let me know and I'll see what I can do with my telepathic powers!

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