Aporte original por: K9GL ,
Some old players actually used to slant the tape. Take a look at the spindles that drive the tape, and see if they are fully engaged or not. If they are not, there may be something bent preventing the tape from loading fully. My local goodwill gets VCR all the time, and they are cheap. If you’re not getting very far with fixing this one, see if you can find another one. Make sure you bring a tape along that you don’t care about, and test it first before you buy it.