Question about Philips VRA611AT VCR
My Philips Magnavox VCR has worked fine for years. Tonight the display is flashing a 2 and it won't stay on. It's wirrring for about 20 seconds then switching off. It won't even eject the VCR that's currently inside it.
The idler on your machine needs to be changed and also the drum head of your machine needs to be clean.tape head cleaners can be bought from any electronic shop.the idler must be changed by qualified techn
Posted on Jan 27, 2007
A possible bad sensor, bad mode switch, mechanism gear timing off, or perhaps a missing or incorrect voltage from the power supply may cause this problem. I don't know what the "3" indicates, this may be an error code which would help a technician with the proper literature diagnose. Unfortunately, most modern electronics, VCRs, TVs and such are of the disposeable variety. Costs of repair, if you can even find a service center, are usually not economical. If you by chance have some technical savvy, you might be able to trace the problem down.
Posted on Apr 06, 2007
The old idler wheel has been replaced with gears (cheaper and last longer then the old rubber wheel). What you need to do is to gain access to the loader motor and turn it until the carriage begins to move, once the carriage gets to the top and moves outward you should be able to eject the tape with no problem.
Believe it or not VCRs are throw away technology, since it costs as much to repair one as it does to buy a new one. However, there are a lot of people who still hold on to their VCRs.
I hope this helps,
Posted on Dec 12, 2008
SOURCE: Error 2 on Front Panel
I'm not sure if this is a solution, but it cleared up the problem for me. It turned out there was a loose paper label for the cassette that got stuck inside the VCR with the cassette.
I had to take off the top of the VCR by removing the three screws. I then removed the jammed loose paper and then was able to get the cassette out. The flashing number 2 (whatever that means) went away. The machine seems to be working fine now.
Posted on Dec 25, 2008
SOURCE: VCR will not turn on.
Remove top cover of the VCR. Then look near the back where the plug-in and power supply is. There should be a little glass fuse. You should keep that fuse and take it to the store and replace it with same exact one. If your VCR can be self-repaired, than this is the only thing you can try.
Posted on Mar 11, 2009
go to this link to download manual :
http://www.2instructions.com/search.php?cmarque=MAGNAVOX&modele=MWR20V6 , hope it helps , AJ
Posted on May 16, 2009
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