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Tv shuts off after 3 seconds

There is a vhs tape stuck

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  • rella hoffman Oct 20, 2008

    vcr tape is stuck.when i power up it shuts down after 30 seconds.symphonic sc3813.how can i get the tape out? i know i will need to put a tape back in because the tv wont work without a tape in.

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You can eejct the tape manually by manually turning the motor on the right hand side of the VCR. Once you have reach the fully ejected position, try turning on the TV once more. If it still does not work, you might have to clean the mode switch mounted on the PCB, under the VCR mechanism. If it still does not work, the problem is going to need a repairman to fix.

Posted on Sep 18, 2008

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SOURCE: Stays on for 5 seconds, thinks it has a DVD or VHS tape in

I am afraid the set has a bad or broken tape transport, or better known as a bad tape carriage.

Posted on Jun 20, 2007

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The vcr carriage was probably damaged ( broken gear or carriage gear, etc ), As for repairing it, it may not be worth it and chances are, you won't find a new carriage for the unit. I have, in the past, disarmed the VCR unit and at least the customer could watch the TV. Thats not possible in every set, but it seems to work in the majority of them. Good Luck
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Posted on Jan 07, 2008

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SOURCE: TVSC1320 13 in. combo from January 2000 VCR Tape is Stuck

i took mine out with 2 butter knifes. 1 pressing on each side of the tape forcing it outward while pressing eject at the same time

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SOURCE: A VHS tape is stuck in my TV/VHS combo unit.

I'm sorry to say that the solution as stated is not correct. This condition usually occurs because of belts that are slipping. In order to remove the tape, some dis-assembly is required. If you have not done this in the past, I would not suggest that you attempt this repair. This repair should cost about $10 in parts plus labor. It is possible that the IR LED is defective as well which can also cause this. This is a common failure and should be a simple repair for any shop.

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