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General Chat Thread, (SORTED!) Stupid combi TV's in General; Ok Geeks...in school we have got these manky TV's with what i think you call VHS/Video ( lol ) built ...
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    (SORTED!) Stupid combi TV's




    Ok Geeks...in school we have got these manky TV's with what i think you call VHS/Video ( lol ) built in....hense the Combi part....

    Video is stuck in one....is there a knack to releasing it with have to open it...
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    If it's eaten a tape completely (wrapped round rollers etc) it's usually a take it right to pieces job If it's just jammed a bit (we used to get the odd Video2000 tape rammed in) it's usually a case of holding the flap up with something and peering in while hitting eject to try and see if it's catching, then flailing about with a plastic ruler to try and help it on the way. Either way hit and miss

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    Ask you bursar about your insurance...

    Failing that, at my old place we had an old guy who rather good a such things, I recommend looking in your science dept

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    If you cannot remove it from the slot then it's not in your remit to be taking the tv apaprt to try and free it, they will have to either pay someone that is qualified to do so or write it off.

    Ben

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    Nah, you're right plexer. I got better things to do then take antiques apart...

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    CRT I assume. I agree with Ben, unless you know what you are doing never open up the case of a CRT. Put basically some of the components hold quite a charge long after it was last unplugged. These things are lethal.

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    Considering the cost of one nowadays - starting at 10 on flebay Goodmans TVC147TWS 14" TV / VCR Combi / combo on eBay, also, Televisions, Consumer Electronics (end time 28-Jan-09 18:47:33 GMT)

    I would bin it and buy another

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    yeah unplug it and have a go with plyers, we had this problem eventually got the tape out after 30 minutes then (with 4 of us stood round) cut the plug off so we'd never use it again.

    Unfortunately it was still plugged in when we did it and knocked half the school electrics off oops

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    Glad you're here to tell the tale!!!

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    Got the B**stard

    well, in one last attempt to free the tape i jammed a ruler in there and wiggled....and out it popped....unfortunately the video cassette is beyond rescue....

    Thanks for your suggestions!

    I will not be beaten!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Miss View Post
    well, in one last attempt to free the tape i jammed a ruler in there and wiggled....and out it popped....unfortunately the video cassette is beyond rescue....

    Thanks for your suggestions!

    I will not be beaten!!!
    Well done you, Always be wary of a woman with a ruler lol

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    lol

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    It is possible to fix tapes with sellotape - that bit won't play worth a damn but the rest will. Or is the placcy case totally shot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom_newton View Post
    Or is the placcy case totally shot?
    If it is, you can still remount the innards in another case - but it's a hell of a faff.

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    What's a VHS?

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