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DVD/VCR combo player won't work

I have an Apex VCR/DVD ADV 3800. Has worked fine until two high school boys came to visit over Thanksgiving holidays. Now I cannot get the thing to display any image on screen. I have S video connected, RCA video cables connected. TV works fine on it's own. Neither VCR or DVD works. I think the problem is getting the "picture" from the Apex box into the TV. ??????

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Re: DVD/VCR combo player won't work

I had a similar problem and corrected it with a solution found on another site. Try hitting the I/P button on the remote which controls whether "Interlaced" or "Progressive Scan" is used to display the image on the TV. Mine worked when "Interlaced" was used. but no picture was displayed when "Progressive Scan" was used. The I/P button toggles between the two settings.

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Specifications for hooking up apex vcr and dvd combo

Apex is a hard brand to find info or parts for--not intended to ever be repaired etc.

GOOGLE the model number of the unit for a "manual" to see if the owner manual is available online.

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Press VCR button to change into VCR Mode and follow the procedures below.

1 Press the SETUP button on the remote control.
2 Press the ENTER button, while highlighting CLOCK SET.
3 Set the current date and time with button or NUMBER button.
For DATE SET, follow the order of Month/Day/ Year ; for TIME SET, follow the order of Hour/Minute in CLOCK SET screen.
4 Press SETUP button after completed.

You can find your complete manual HERE.
Click DOWNLOAD THE DOCUMENT, and then in area 2 enter the verification code, and click download now.

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APEX Digital VCR&DVD PLAYER ADV-3800 will not play DVD's.

What it so far done, it looks pretty fine. I'd break apart the problem if is posible to do it, i mean maybe you have some other sets around the house or some friend who have them.
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  • i'd test the tv with a different dvd
i would start over again the installation after this test.

the reason is to know if you can trust in those sets and second maybe with some other try the installation works

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Apex adv #3800

Clean the eye... try another disc, apex usually pretty robust unit. Glass eye near center spindle, clear alcohol, swab gently.
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Hi There is an I/P button on your player's remote control. Power your player on then press the I/P button on your remote control.

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