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Doesn't power ON

It is 1 year old VCR. It is plugged in to 120 AC outlet. The outlet is working. Which component should I replace? Thanks in advance

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Re: Doesn't power ON

If you have no indication of power at all,(no lights,no display)the fuse is the first component to check but the vcr has be unplug from the wall when you remove the top cover and remove the fuse to check it.Be carefu.

Posted on Sep 25, 2006

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How do we hook up VCR to TV

  1. 1
    Turn off all of your components. This will help prevent any accidental damage while connecting.
  2. 2
    Connect the RF/COAX Out port on the VCR to the RF/COAX/ANT In port on your TV. Use a coaxial cable.

  3. 3
    Connect your antenna to the the RF/ANT In port on the back of your VCR (optional). This will allow you to watch over-the-air broadcasts through the VCR.

  4. 4
    Turn on the VCR.
    • Make sure that the VCR is plugged into the power outlet.

  5. 5
    Set the VCR channel to Channel 3 or 4.

  6. 6
    Turn on your television to the same channel that your VCR is set to.

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    Start playing your tape.
or check this site:
How to Hook Up VCR to TV

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I have a Panasonic vcr that has recently has gone awry.and is making a very high pitched noise and will not power on

It sounds like either a mechanical failure shutting the machine down or the switch mode power supply just gave out. Repairing VCR's is not worth the charges these days BUT head to your local Goodwill store. There you'll find a stack of good VCR's for less than $10 each.

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Click link to get same vcr in working order for $40 that can be used to obtain either power supply or any other board/ parts to repair your vcr.
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After vhs auto rewinds both it and TV power down

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Same problem with my HR-3911U after a power spike. Cracked open the box and as I suspected the fuse had blown. Removed fuse, plugged in and tested across connectors, 115v ac good reading. Replaced fuse (1.25a 250v) plugged in and nothing. The deck electronics had fried. Keeping for spare parts such as head and transport mech.

Time to get a new one and a better surge protector. My UPS logs show a 1200+v spike the day it died. We had storms all around us and thunder in the distance, but nothing close by and no rain, but the spike still made it to our inadequate surge protector.

I've read a lot of forums where other JVC owners have experienced the same problem. It appears to be inherent to these JVC Vcrs.


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Fuses blow afer power surge

These are switch mode power supplies and very difficult to repair. If you don't find all the blown components, they just blow up again when you try it. If that model has a separate module for the supply, you can try and order a replacement, but they usually are too expensive.
What model is it? Maybe I have a junker I can take the supply from for you?

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It is the electrolytic capacitors on the power supply board gone bad. It is fairly simple to remove the board. Look at it this way. Even if you break it taking it out, you would have thrown away the vcr anyway. I simply experimented with mine and it payed off. I just replaced mine in the exact same model vcr you have(slv-690hf). The vcr would not power up. I replaced c202, c207, c109, and c208 and it works perfect again. They are the smallest ones. I'm pretty sure it was only one that was bad, but i replaced four of them just to make sure i got the bad one. You cannot tell by looking at them that they are bad. I just searched the internet and read where it's usually the smallest electrolytic capacitors on the power supply board in sony vcrs, that usually go bad. Sure enough, that was the problem. It is fairly simple to take the board out and do it, if you have time, patience, a little bit of know how, and a soldering iron. I used some capacitors from radio shack and some out of an old stereo crossover i had that did'nt work for the replacements. The capacitors from radio shack have a wire coming out of each end instead of both coming out of the same end. I just simply bent one wire over the top to make it work and cut them the same leangth. Be sure you use the same uf and voltage for the replacements.

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This likely indicates a dead power supply, or a blown fuse in the power supply, and if the fuse is blown, this usually indicates a serious problem with it. If you have a voltmeter and some tech savvy, you could check for proper voltages produced by the power supply circuit. A normal power supply will produce: +5 volts, +12 to 14 volts, & a -40 volts or so. The latter is to power the LCD display, if present. If these voltages are missing, or way off, then you have a defective component in the power supply circuitry. Incorrect voltage values are usually point to a defective electrolytic capacitor. Replacement caps. can be found at Digi-key Corp.-- their Panasonic FC series is what you will want. Or, Mouser Electronics has suitable. If there is no voltage at all, then you may have a blown switching transistor, and perhaps a few other small parts bad. Tech savvy is a requirement here, as these kind of failures are frequently caused by a problem elsewhere, and a repeat poof is almost certain unless the other problem is found & repaired. Otherwise, if this is a low dollar VCR like most of the last 10+ years, repairs might not be economical.

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