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Category: Recorders and Players
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I have a Zenith VR 4176 video Cassette with a stuck tape inside.

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I have a Zenith VR 4176 video Cassette with a stuck tape inside. How to I remove the tape?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Recorders and Players
Expert:  Louie replied 2 years ago.
Hi and welcome to JustAnswer,
Thank you for the question and your patience. Should you still need assistance for information purposes only...
Initially, post back a clear picture of the insides.
Still, the easiest approach is to manually turn the small unloading motor (once accessible) after freeing the locks and tape wrapping. Likewise check the loading mechanism for a loose/failed coupling, gear or belt(depending on the version).
If the above is a no-go, then next is to unscrew the whole VCR assembly to enable access to the bottom of the deck. Check/replace the capstan belt.
Please post back results / observations of the above once tried.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I don't understand. I don't get the picture. I have removed the 4 screws that I see, but I still can't get the top of the case off.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
are you still there???
Expert:  Louie replied 2 years ago.
With all the screws removed, slide the top casing away from the front.