Honey, it ate the video!

Sat, 11 Oct 1997 17:27:59 -0600 (CST)

We have a couple of Panasonic AG-513 combination monitor/VCRs in our Music
Library. The other day I was viewing a videotape on one of them. After it was
done, I rewound it. But when I tried to eject it, the video refused to budge.
Not only that, but the machine then stopped responding to any orders: wouldn't
fast-forward, play, or even turn off (I had to unplug it). Has anyone else
experienced this with this (or a similar) machine? If so, would you say it's
fixable, or should I just have them open it up, remove the tape, and
cannibalize the machine for parts?

Thanks for any input you can offer.

-- K. L. Weber, TCU Library --
Ft. Worth, Texas