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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.

Posted on Oct 01, 2008

  • mcruz21 Oct 02, 2008

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

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