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Sony SLV-272UC VCR player It shuts itself off in 2-5 seconds

I use this VCR as a tuner for an old TV for comcast cable. The cable runs from the wall to the VCR then into the tv. I turn the TV on and it works fine. I turn the VCR on with the remote or on the front of the unit and it turns itself off. This has never happened. Any idea what is going on?

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  • DARAWolbert Oct 01, 2008

    There is no tape in the machine. Any other ideas?

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Is there a VCR tape inside the unit? If there is a mechanical issue may cause your unit to auto protect and shut down.

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  • mcruz21 Oct 02, 2008

    Hmmm Looks like it could be a power supply issue which makes it obsolete to repair

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If you tv has more than one SCART connector.. ensure you have the cable plugged into the proper one.

Not sure what the problem is.. if you have a modern bidirecitonal SCART cable properly connected.. you should be able to view and hear the tape as it plays.. assuming the machine is in good condition.

Of course if you want to record a program other than the one you are watching you will ned to supply an independent broadcast signal to the VCR.. and yes you may have to program the tuner on the VCR if you want to record.

However if you simply wish to view tapes.. you shoud be set to use the machine as connected.

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There are many steps to properly setup your Sony VCR and they should ALL be setup to correctly record channels, however just to cover your question here....

Press MENU on the remote control for the VCR and you should see on your TV screen, the main menu options. Select TUNER PRESET. Press OK. Set Antenna/Cable to CABLE. Next Select AUTO-PRESET. Available channels will be scanned. This may take a few mins. so be patient. Channels could go up to 125. This should make available cable channels ready to record/view.

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Its hard to work out without looking at your cables. I assume the problem started when the freeview box got set up. I would guess that the aerial cable is now in the set top box instead of the vcr as the vcr sounds like it is unable to record when there's no signal (a common feature) so there shouldn't be a fault with the vcr,

just unplug the aerial from the set top box & plug it back into the vcr. Ch 1 2 3 4 should be back on vcr but set top box wont have any Ch.

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