How do I get a stuck videocassette out of my VCR?
December 2, 2011 5:42 PM Subscribe
A VHS video cassette is stuck in my VCR. How do I get it out?
posted by paleyellowwithorange to Technology (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I inserted a video cassette, but the mechanism seized up in the process of loading the cassette, and now it's stuck inside, but not all the way inside, and the VCR won't spit it out.
When I turn on the VCR, it tries to do something with the stuck cassette, but after a few seconds, the VCR switches itself off. Pressing the eject button while the VCR is on doesn't help.
The VCR is a Philips VR656.