VCR plays for a few seconds and rewinds. Now, the VCR plays tape in fast forward mode
I own a Quasar VV-2008 20 in. TV/VCR Combo. VCR plays for a few seconds and rewinds/autorepeats the tape. Next, it played an entire two 90 minutes tape and stopped twice. Now, the VCR plays tape in fast forward mode with a screach.
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your unit is detecting the take up real is not rotating and the tape is protected from being caught in the mechanism, this is an easy repair in most cases, it is likely a take-up clutch or a real sensor problem, note that these days you can purchase a sutibale replacement VCR for quit cheep so spending more than 40 bucks for a repair may purchase you a new with 1 year
Look in the back or the front of ur tv have a (Video Audio holes In).Look in ur DVD player in the back or the front have a (video Audio holes Out).Used a component AV video cable hook both devices together.Find the Video Mode in ur tv 1 or 2,now play the DVD player with a dvd disc.Now u should be playing the content of the dvd disc.If u don't have a AV video cable,tries websites like Amazon.com,Ebay.com to buy a set of AV video cable.
The tape head needs cleaning. Best to use the type that you put a drop or two of alcohol on. Find a cleaning tape that works best for you, or have a TV shop do it for you. The "Blue Screen" is what the TV defaults to when the signal is not strong enough, either through the tv tuner, or the tape head signal. If this is helpful... click "FixYa" below. Thanks! Len
Standard universal remotes rarely work well with combination devices. Try programming the TV part in the TV mode and the VCR functions in the VCR mode. If this doesn't work you may be out of luck unless you get a logitech harmony remote. You might be able to find one on ebay for about $50. Depending on the model the usually run $150 - $1000. These remotes need to be set up with a computer but the program is pretty strait forward. This is the only remote that I can guarentee will work.
Try disconnecting the TV from the power outlet and leave OFF for a couple of minutes.
If that did not work, try pressing the "DEMO" button on the remote or the front panel if you have one, or you may want to go into menu and look for something that says "demo"
since it fast forwards, and rewinds, my first guess (that the take-up mechanism is worn, which also causes the machine to "eat tapes" after it stops) not likely..... the other common problem is misaligned sensors (especially if you recently had a tape jam in it, or found a foreign object, like a pen, or piece of candy in it...... another possibility is that if it's with a particular tape, you may have visible gaps in the coating on the tape, which would trigger the sensors, basically saying "STOP.... END OF TAPE..."
there are other sensors and sensing conditions that could cause the same problem....... have the mechanism and electronics looked at by an expert.......