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VCR not working with TV

Suddenly, when I click on the VCR, the picture on channel 3 freezes and there is no sound. If I change stations and come back to 3, the picture is blank. VCR and DVD has worked on this TV for years and VCR works on other TVs. All connections checked and channel on back of tv not changed. Apparently there is somesort of board in tv that has gone bad? Worth servicing? Thank you

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  • Ern Bartholomew Aug 23, 2006

    Let me be sure of your comment. When I said the picture freezes, its the picture that is on channel 3 before I turn the VCR on. The picture freezes and their is no sound. Normally I would get the picture from the channel that the VCR was set on. Then when pressing the run tape, the tape runs, but the channel 3 picture with no sound remains. Does your answer stand? If so, how do I greese the, what ever. Many thanks.

  • Ern Bartholomew Aug 23, 2006

    As a test i have tried a second VCR with the TV and it also has the same conditions as the first.

  • Ern Bartholomew Aug 23, 2006

    With all of the switching, I tried once last change. By passing the cable box going VCR to TV. That cured the problem. Apparently the box has some kind of fault which I can slove with the cable company. Your saying the TV was OK led to my trial and error replacement and solving the problem. Thank you very much.

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What you state cannot be logical. If picture is freezing, then the VCR is at fault. But you state that the VCR works fine when played, and viewed on another TV. So, the only explanation I can think of is that there is some thing faulty with your VCR. Probably, when you play a tape, the picture freezes. This could be 'cos the Capstan motor of the VCR freezes. Common problem with aged VCRs. Just requires a spot of grease, and service. IT CANNOT BE THE TV AT FAULT!!!!

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