Question about Philips DVP3150
Keeps ejecting VCR tape after about 10 seconds
SOURCE: Power shuts off
The problem is the reel sensor or associated cricuitry. I am an electronic tech and could not figure out what was wrong. I replaced sensor and sensor emitter with no change. It was not the micro. I finally gave up and told the customer I could not repair unit. No schematic or parts available from Philips/Magnavox
Posted on Jul 15, 2008
you need to clean the vcr with a cleaner that you can buy at a store. If that doesnt work then you need to take the 4 or 5 skrews out that hold the top on and look at the motor and gears move while you put a tape in and you should spot the problem pretty quick. It'll be with the round metal wheel that turns the tape.
Posted on Jan 02, 2009
I returned it to Wal-Mart and got another one that I hope acts better. Perhaps if more of our electronic products were made in the U.S., Germany or Japan they'd be more dependable.
Posted on Mar 29, 2009
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.
Posted on May 17, 2009
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