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Vcr displays message flashing E 5 on front panel. tape is moving but no picture. what gives? was working fine 2 days ago, went to watch a tape tonight and nothing happened but this message where the channel display is

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Unplug it for 30 minutes and retry...any luck?

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If your VCR malfunctions, try the following steps prior to contacting your Mitsubishi Dealer:
1 Check the Trouble Checks below to see if there is a solution to the current problem that you are
2 If the problem is not addressed on the Trouble Checks, the safety circuits in the VCR may be in
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Got pets or young ones? This problem just smacks of having something lodged inside. Could also have come from a label coming off inside, too...accordianman

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