videos stuck in VCRs

Cox, Elizabeth (
Tue, 30 Oct 2001 08:27:12 -0800 (PST)

I was just reviewing the discussion parameters for this list - I hope
this falls within these. We have had a rash of videos getting stuck in
various VCRs across campus within the last 3 weeks. In my four years
here I have never had this happen. I know far too little about the care
of videos and am unsure what to do about this. Some of the videos were
removed easily and are still usable. Some of them are beyond repair and
will need to be replaced. Although some of these VCRs get a lot of use
(such as the ones in the dorm lounges), one of them was a brand new VCR
in our area that was just installed in August. Some of the videos have
been here for a while, but one we just purchased in August. I would
appreciate any suggestions or ideas or solutions. If this is indeed
off-topic, please e-mail me directly at

Thank you in advance for your assistance!
Beth Cox

Elizabeth J. Cox
Listening Room Supervisor
Grinnell College Libraries
Grinnell, IA 50112-1690