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Vcr dropped after i dropped the vcr there was a burning smell, and the power would not stay on..there are burnt marks above the silver casing above where the power cord goes into the vcr. the power will stay on until i push the play button or the eject button...well any button really....what do i need to change or is it even worth fixing?

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VCR's are cheap enough to buy a new one.

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