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1) Open the old VCR removing necessary screws and pop the top off

2) Hold two Q-tips together and secure them in the middle with two pieces of scotch tape approximately an inch and half long each.
The Q-tips should fit together in such a way as to press the top part and bottom part of the VHS tape at the same time.
They should be together but one slightly lower than the other as shown.
ncinelli2 years ago
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