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Vcr powers offf.

The machine powers off when i try to play a tape in the vcr.

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Re: vcr powers offf.

This is a sign that one of your tape sensors is not functioning, See if you can get a schematic and use a multimeter to measure the voltages on the sensors to determine if they are working properly. contact me after you have done this and we can begin the troubleshooting process.

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