Question about Sylvania SSD803 DVD Player/VCR
When I put the vcr tape in.....it acts like it is going to play but stops & says Error 2. Whole machine freezes up and have to power off to get the tape out.
This is a common problem with this model,The sensor inside the player that tells the player a tape is in or the tape has been ejected is Broken or out of alinement .This will need to be repaired by a pro and to be honest with you it might be cheaper to buy a new one!
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Oct 06, 2014 | Sylvania SSD803 DVD Player/VCR
Hello Ro Power,
This might be due to the tape sensor malfunctioning. You will need a schematic, and multimeter, and a LED power meter to work on this problem. When the tape loads it causes an LED sensor to become blocked and then the sensor tells the control chip that a tape is present and the the controll chip allows the tape to continue playing, if the sensor does not work the signal never gets to the control chips and since other events happend and triggered the control chip the control chip looks at this as an error and the stops the tape , some units even eject the tape.
If you do not have a background in electronics, I would suggest that you take the VCR to a qualified shop and have them repair it.
I hope this helps,
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