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VCR Malfunctioning I insert a tape into the reciever and it goes down, then the display flickers like a pulse and the tape is stuck. I was able to take the lid off and found a way to get the tape out, but the problem still occurs. At one point, It took the tape without any problems, but when I hit the play button, it relapsed. I was unable during both times to hit the eject button and get it to respond. The best way to explain the "flicker" is that it seems to shut off and turn back on every time. Thank you for any ideas or fixes.

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The power supply is starting to fail. If you can solder, you should be able to fix this. If memory serves me correctly, there are 2 capacitors that may be causing this. Look for a cap in the 22ufd range on the primary side of the power supply. This cap will be a 160V electrlytic cap. Replace it with a new one. That may resolve it. In the meantime, I'll look up your model for additional specifics.

Dan

Posted on Dec 31, 2008

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