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About VCR power.

Whenever I turn my VCR on the power stays on for few seconds and goes off.

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Re: About VCR power.

This often indicates an error condition of some sort. Has a tape been forcibly removed or forcibly inserted? If so, then mechanism timing or positioning could be out of whack. In regards to timing... often, the cassette carriage, and other mechanicals are gear driven, and if a gear set should jump a tooth or more, timing will be off. Often the gears had marks on them which must lined up according to manufacturer specs. Other possibilities include: dirty/erratic mode switch (tells the logic circuit the position of the mechanicals), or a bad sensor. Malfunctions in the electronics are still another possibility. If this is a low-cost VCR, as are most in the last 10+ years, repairs might not be cost effective.

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