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Tape plays for 5 seconds then stops and shuts off

We bought this tv and had it less than 6 months when it started doing this. Insert tape in vcr, it takes it, loads it, even begins to play it. You can see the picture but then just stops and shuts off. Also the Dvd player refuses to work unless the tape is parked in the player for what ever reason.. we've tried to watch the components inside to see whats going wrong and can't figure it out??

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What you're describing is common when the center LED has failed / gone out. If you're really good at taking a unit like this apart and putting it back together - and not too bad with a solder stick you could attempt this one yourself... It is a pretty intensive repair but not difficult for a good shop just time consuming. The part isn't too expensive either, just an infared LED... In fact, we've run a bit short on stock once in awhile and bought one of the off the shelf versions from Radio Shack which worked just fine. Good Luck Bill

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This is a problem of the mechanism vcr. loock into the vcr because may be the kids put some objet inside vcr. To check also all the vcr belts.

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