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Magnavox zv450mw8 Walmart VCR/DVD recorder. shuts off

This unit all of a sudden shuts it self off about 20 seconds after being turned on. The VCR has not worked in a very long time. once a tape is inserted it plays for a few seconds and then ejects the tape.

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  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2009

    I logged on to try to find help with this exact same problem! I just bought the thing yesterday and the DVD pla;yer works fine, so far. But the VCR shuts off within about 10-15 seconds of inserting a cassette.

  • srilaura Jan 02, 2009

    exact same problem as of jan 1, 2009!

  • Ajax7925 Jan 27, 2009

    I am having the same problem.. I have tried a few diffferent tapes. Each tape was at a different spot. Older tapes and new tapes. Same problem :(

  • amreilly Feb 20, 2009

    Same as Ironmike91's.

  • terpin14 Mar 01, 2009

    The unit will only stay on for five minutes or less.

  • srilaura May 11, 2010

    When tape ejects "eject - R" is displayed on screen. Have never seen this before.

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Try better quality VHS tapes or 6-hour tapes instead of 8-hour ones. I had this problem myself when I used 8 hour tapes, but haven't had any problems with the 6-hour ones.

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On vcr's if the tape is hard to turn the tape will sense this and reject the tape. Try to get a tape that you can feel turn free eaiser. I would rewind it to the middle of the tape so each side is equal and it would make the tape run easier. If it runs ok then the unit is bad and is too sensitve to the pull on the tape. This is all designed in the electronics and there is not much you can do about it then get return it if you can.

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