I have a Mitsubishi HS-410ur from 1985. I have used it many times without any problems.
What Its Doing.
--When I insert a tape and press play it will try to start. But the Video heads will not spin, after some troubleshooting with it apart i could see it pressing the tape against the head. The head will not start though. I first thought it was a bad head but then i tried to play the tape right after I turned on VCR. When I did this the head would spin fast like its supposed to and the movie would play for a few seconds. Then the head would stop spinning, and the tape would be retracted from the head.
I thought this may be a Power Supply issue but I am unsure. Any information would be wonderful and greatly appreciated.
Also not sure if this is where this should go if i should move it somewhere else please let me know.