I have an old Sears Digital VCR that won't play tapes. I opened it up and found that when I insert a tape, the drum starts spinning but the arms won't move to wrap the tape around the drum. What are some possible causes for my problem, and what are some possible solutions? Could it be a dirty sensor? If so, how could I clean it? Everything seems to be able to move freely and all rubber bands are nice and tight, so I'm positively stumped.
If this isn't the kind of forum to post such questions, could anyone please direct me to any place online where I could get the help I need? Thanks.
q-tip with damp alcohol anything that moves, there will be some spots that won't be able to get to without disassembly. All rubber belts would need to be replaced. From past experience you must use genuine original belts, as any tension differential will render ineffective.