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Two problems at the same time: VCR plays split screen and DVD player won't ready Disks (Errrrr)

Two problems started simultaneously, so I suspect a single cause. Problem 1: VCR plays a screen split in the middle and in black and white. Audio is fine. DVD player does not ready any disks at all and gives error message Errrr. Tried some of the standard things like reseting, and took off the cover and cleaned of the dust, but no luck. Changed Output cables and tried different outputs and even a second TV and no luck. Any suggestions other than getting a new one?

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    The VCR and DVD both play split screen and in black and white. It is also a shaky bad black and white picture.

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Getting a new one is about all you can do in this case. A repair for this type of problem would likely cost more than the replacement.

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