Why is my VHS tape not playing?
The Great VHS Comeback Has Begun (Well, Sort Of) It appears recently that VHS is gaining popularity, at least on the collectors’ market. The conventional wisdom is that VHS tapes are very firmly a technology of the past, with little value beyond nostalgia.
HDMI Converter Box: The easiest (and most expensive) way to play VHS tapes on a big screen. These boxes work with RCA and S-Video cables, so you don’t have to worry about compatibility issues or quality loss. S-Video: If your TV and VCR have S-Video ports (your TV probably doesn’t), use S-Video.
Insert a screwdriver into that hole in the bottom of the tape in the middle – the one between the reels, in that groove on the bottom of the cassette. This unlatches the brake, letting you turn the reels. You can then manually rewind the tape a small amount – just a turn or two is all you should need.
How do you fix a VHS tape that won’t rewind?
A tape is stuck in the VCR and will not eject.
Why are there white specks on my VHS tape?
How do you fix a VCR that won’t take tapes?
Why is my VHS tape not playing on my VCR?
If you’re still unable to turn the reels after pressing the button on the back of the tape, you’re likely going to have to open the tape up to take a look inside. This is usually a case of a broken internal mechanism, or foreign object blockage. Unscrew the screws in the back of the cassette to separate the two shells.
How do you remove old tapes?