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How do I connect an old VCR, with input/output jacks, to my Dell Dimension 8400?

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http://www.fixya.com/support/r4282412-find_no_post_diagnostic_information_dell
Flashing Amber power LED, normally power supply
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http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_kw=T7787&_kw=DELL&_kw=Motherboard

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From what I understand that you are trying to say:: [ YOUR NEW TV ! ] you MUST connect to the RCA jacks, CABLE S with RCA plugs that come out of the VCR to the new TV [ INPUT & OUTPUT] jacks .When you ["" use input botton on VCR remote"" ] you are using a DIFFERENT input signal. You are not letting the TV know that you are changing the signal from RF(antenna, Cable, Dish,etc)to the RCA signal ["" I use my input botton on my vcr remote""]

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