My JVC HR-S7800U VCR has a peculiar issue in that sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't. When it doesn't work, I put a VHS tape into the VCR and it will run for a few seconds, then ejects. On top of that, I heard a grinding/screeching sound.
When it doesn't work, I notice the loading motor belt was not really moving, and so moved it along using my finger. This seemed to do the trick for the meantime. At this point, should I get the VCR cleaned by someone local (like a mom and pop store) to see if that clears it?
I have talked with SouthernAdvantage and they said they think its a cleaning issue, and they will charge around $160. Do you have any suggestions for me? Thanks!