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Why did my used RCA VR319 VHS player suddenly stop working? It won't play or eject, but power comes on (and flashes continuosly on and off).

I bought a used RCA VR319 VHS player and it worked amazing. My husband ejected a movie, put in another tape, and now it keep flashing power, but won't play, and the TV goes from blue VHS screen to "no signal" as the machine does its flashing. What happened? Oh, and it won't eject the tape that's in there now.

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Hi Yvonne, as you comment, there may be two reasons for failure, the internal RCA straps stretched and therefore fail to transmit the movement so that it works correctly and the other reason, the VHS tapes, which are wet
Observe through the two upper windows of the Video cassette, that the tape is without any white spots, if white spots appear, these are due to moisture and the tape with humidity, it cannot move correctly inside the video cassette, and can cause the fault what do you describe
Also verify that the drum of the video heads is clean and free of moisture
I hope you can watch your videos
Regards Franco Dosil

Hola Yvonne, por lo que comentas, puede haber dos motivos de falla, las correas internas del RCA estiradas y por lo tanto no logran trasmitir el movimiento para que fun cione correctamente y el otro motivo, las cintas VHS, que se encuentren humedas
Observa por las dos ventanas superiores del Video cassette, que la cinta se encuentre sin ninguna mancha blanca, si te aparecen manchas blancas, estas son por humedad y la cinta con humedad, no puede desplazarse correctamente dentro de la video cassettera, pudiendo producir la falla que describes
Verifica tambien que el tambor de los cabezales de video, se encuentre limpio y sin humedad
Espero puedas ver tus videos
Saludos Franco Dosil

Posted on Sep 04, 2019

Testimonial: "There is no moisture. The video cassette is stuck in the machine, so there is no way to check anything on it anyhow. We haven't had high humidity in a while, so there would be no reason for machine or tape to have any moisture, and we take good care of our collection."

  • Franco Dosil
    Franco Dosil Sep 04, 2019

    Well Yvonne, then you have to carefully remove the cassette, manually
    You would have to take out the covers and observe where the motor that governs the entire mechanism of entry and exit of the cassette and transfer of the tape
    if you can well, but I advise you to look for a specialized technical service in videocassetteras
    I hope you can solve the problem
    Regards Franco Dosil
    Bien Yvonne, entonces queda sacar con cuidado el videocassette, manualmente
    Tendrias que sacar las tapas y observar donde esta el motor que gobierna todo el mecanismo de entrada y salida del cassette y traslado de la cinta
    si puedes bien, sino te aconsejo que busques un servicio tecnico especializado en videocassetteras
    Espero puedan resolver el problema
    Saludos Franco Dosil

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