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No sound from VCR

I have a VR8460 that replaced another VCR that had the same problem. The problem is this: I have the VCR connected to a DirecTV receiver through the RG-6 connection. The sound works fine if the VCR is off but if I turn the VCR on, the sound stops working. I've changed the coax cable between the VCR and the TV and changed the TV. I've tried changing the output of the TV to channel 4, too. Like I said, a previous VCR had the same problem, too. That's what has me stumped. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: No sound from VCR

OK here we go, The system is connected in the following manner: DTV-----RG6Coax-----VCR-------RG6Coax-------TVset Might I suggest a simple test? from the VCR to the TV use the Video and Stereo RCA outputs. The reason I want you to do this is to see if the Audio signal is being processed by the VCRs circuitry. I think it is. If it is then you problem might be the modulator that is used from the VCR to the TV when the VCR is on. You see when the VCR is off the RF connections are basically a switched pass-thru, when the VCR is on the switch send the signal to the VCR circuitry and the back into a Modulator and into the audio and video output RCA jacks. If the test works then the signal is being processed by the VCR and it might be a modulator problem, if not then the issue might be the actual RF input circuit prior to the demodulator. Another test would be to play a tape to see if the tape plays. If it does then this narrows down the trouble area between demodulator and the audio and video detector stages. If there is an internal proble you may want to take your unit to a radio and Tv repair shop.

Posted on Sep 05, 2007

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