TV shuts itself off as soon as I press 'play' on video.
About a month ago, my TV/VCR developed a problem: It would switch itself off while it was playing certain video tapes. Whenever it would do this spontaneous shutdown, the remote and manual controls were useless, and the only way to get the video playing again was to cut the power, eject the cassette, re-insert the cassette and turn it on again. Initially, it was a rare occurance, and I put the disruption down to faulty or old video tapes. The problem persisted however, and began to get much worse. For a while I was able to resolve it by repeatedly fast-forwarding and rewinding the video for several minutes before playing. After a week though, even this solution proved fruitless.
As it stands now, the screen flashes off as soon as any cassette is inserted into the video slot, and no amount of forwarding or rewinding can get it to play for more than a few seconds.
At first I was sure the problem stemmed from the video portion of the machine, and that possibly the tape heads needed cleaning. But the machine is barely a year old, and the shutdowns are so persistant that I can't help but think that the problem is linked to the power supply of the entire unit.
Has anyone out there experienced anything like this before, and if so, how did you remedy it?
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The set has a problem on the mechanical section of the VCR,it might be out of aligment or a part has gone bad completely and now needs to be replaced,dirty heads will not give you these symptoms,the power supply is sensing a problem and is doing what is suppose to do when it detects a problem,it seems that you only have a use for the TV unless you get the vcr repair.
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Does the VCR shut its self off after you press play or is it just not showing on your TV? I have an older model TV and I have to put it on and AUX channel by pressing input on the remote then I am able to play any VHS. If it is your VCR that won't let you even press play then it may need to be cleaned or repaired.
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Installation Steps: Locate the Audio/Video inputs on the back of the TV or VCR. Place the black end of the S-Video Cable into the S-Video IN on the back of the TV or VCR. Connect the red end of the cable to Audio IN Right.Connect the white end of the cable to the Audio IN Left. Use a slight twistingmotion when inserting the each cable and ensure the cables are firmly pressed into the input. Connect the rectangular (gray) plug of the S-Video cable into the multi-out connector on the back of the Control Deck. After system is connected to the TV or VCR: Insert Game Pak fully into the Control Deck. Plug the controller(s) into the front of the Control Deck using the left-most port for one-player games. Plug the AC Adapter into the back of the Control Deck. Plug the other end into a wall outlet. Set the VCR's TV/VCR button to VCR. You can put a movie in the VCR, press Play, make sure the movie appears on your TV, then press Stop. This puts your VCR into VCR mode. Slide the Power Switch on (toward the Game Pak). Turn on the VCR and locate the input select. It's often called: input select, AUX auxiliary), Line, Line In, Input, Source, Select, In, or EXT (external). Switch the input select to show the Nintendo game. The game image should now be displayed on the screen. You're ready to play! To record video games, set the system up to play games as usual, then insert a video tape and press Record. It's that easy!
Any number of problems can cause this. One of the biggest culprits is the mode switch. These tell the electronics of the VCR what position the VCR is in. However if part of the mechanism fails (could be anything) then a false position will happen and the Electronics shut the VCR down when this happens. Nevertheless the mode switch can be the cause of this itself, by having dirt in it or being worn out. Sometimes a spray of Servisol Video 40 on the switch will clean it, but it won't do anything about a worn switch or one that is out of position caused by damage to the mechanism elsewhere. So check for damage, then spray!
Connect you vcr audio video output to tv audio video input and turn it on. On your tv menu select video input. If you see 'tv\video' on the button switch of the remote control or tv switching panel, press it.
If your VCR and TV has scart sockets then by connecting a fully wired scart lead between the two it will change to the AV channel of the TV. Pressing play on the vcr should also cause the tv to switch without pressing any button on the TV remote.
The TV should be on channel 2, 3, or 4 to work correctly. There might be a small switch on the back of the VCR that lets you select the channel that it wil play back on.
Also, look on the remote control for the VCR and see if there is a button labeled TV/Video, and press that while something is playing. This switches back and forth between the TV signal and the VCR signal and it could solve your problem.
What you need to do is remove the back if your comfortable doing it and test the voltage on the pin marked PSON..its the signal from the main board telling the power supply to come out of sleeping mode and get to work...if that voltage is dropping off then its in the main board if it stays the same when its on and when it shuts off its the power board...Good luck!