Question about Sanyo DVW-7100A DVD Player/VCR

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Dvd player The vcr works great.But the dvd player gives only sound and no picture.Worked well for about a year.Hardly used though.How do I fix this?

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  • Jon Jalowiec Apr 19, 2007

    have used all types of available connections.same problem.

  • gmalisa Apr 25, 2008

    Worked fine for a couple of years, but now dvd player makes odd noise or stops the movie & doesn't want to release it, etc.

    I tried a laser lens cleaner disk - but it didn't help.



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Holding the PLAY button for 10 seconds worked for me. It turns off "PROGRESSIVE" scan mode, which is incompatible with the coaxial cable output.There was no button on the remote to do it, so I had to find this page to tell me how to reset.

Posted on Jul 06, 2008


Advice worked in about 10 seconds, Thank you

Posted on Mar 11, 2008


I had one do the same thing and just tried and that fixed thanks aloooooot

Posted on Feb 24, 2008

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Turn on power-set to dvd. If sound only (no picture)hold in on the play button till it resets. Takes about 30 seconds.

Posted on Sep 14, 2007

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If you are useing RCA connecter change to a coax connection. In otherwords change to another connection type. The combo dvd/vcr units are not built very well.

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