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  1. Member
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    Oct 2011
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    I have been trying to play some vhsc tapes in an adapter in my vcr but its not playing.
    I have made sure there are new batteries in the adapter.
    It goes into the machine, then if I hit play it turns the vcr off. It won't rewind or FF either.
    I have tried on 2 vcrs.
    Any ideas?
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  2. Mod Neophyte Super Moderator redwudz's Avatar
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    Sep 2002
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    Make sure the VHSC cassette is free to move and isn't jammed.
    I'm not that familiar with the cassettes themselves, but if similar to the a full VHS size,
    they should have a release button on the bottom so you can manually move the tape.

    If that's all OK, take a closer look at the adapter and see if it's mechanically working.
    It may also be that your adapter is just for a particular deck. Or you may need to replace it if it's malfunctioning.
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  3. Does a full-sized VHS tape play in that machine?
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  4. Member
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    There is an exposed gear on the bottom of the cassette. Turn it by hand to take up any slack in the tape.
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