VCR won't load cassette. Cassette doesn't drop down when pushing it in.
I have a Toshiba V-804G VCR that no longer loads cassettes. I removed the lid, and can see that when I push in the cassette, it doesn't go down all the way. The gears of the white part on the right in picture 2 turn and make noise, but don't seem to do anything. The mechanism at the arrow tip in picture 4 doesn't go down around the corner as it should to drop the cassette into place.
We've had this VCR for a long time, and I'd like to get it working again, especially because it can play both PAL and NTSC tapes, and we have quite a selection of both.
Any repair tips would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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