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Vcr repair I have an Lg brand vcr not sure of serial number.The ac line input is okay buy the dc is having problems.could it be tha regulators.

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If you have a voltmeter and some tech savvy, you could check the output voltages (voltages which run the VCR circuitry, motors, etc.). You should find a +5 volt, +12 to 14 volt, possibly a -35 volt (for the display if it has one). If these are missing, then the unit will be utterly dead. Check the fuse: If blown, check associated circuitry on the primary (line voltage) side. The fuse almost always poofs for a reason, and until the bad components are found, it will blow again, perhaps causing more component damage. The switching transistor may be shorted, plus nearby resistors/diodes/capacitors poofed/shorted/defective. In many VCRs I've worked on, a capacitor on the primary side will fail, and cause a dead condition, sometimes causing the noted transistor to short. A thorough check is highly suggested. It isn't fun to install new parts, only to have them poofed by a yet remaining problem somewhere. Common failures on the secondary side (where the voltages noted above are rectified, filtered), are the electrolytic capacitors. Common values here are 1000MFD/16 volt, 1500MFD/10Volt, 2200MFD/10volt or close. Many of the older VCRs pre-90's developed this problem.

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I ACCIDENTLY PUT MY VHS ON CABLE MODE AND NOW ALL I GET IS NO SIGNAL how DO I GET IT BACK TO TV MODE I have already unplugged it but nothing happens.

There is an input selector button on its remote control. Press it tepeteadely until the made change to TV. If you don't have a remote control, and if you wish to buy its original remote control, contact the authorized service centre, or authorized dealer to your device brand. They can either give you a genuine remote control to your device, or can direct you, from where can you purchase a suitable one.
To select a proper universal remote control, you should know about the number of digits to its set-up codes. There are 3 digit, 4 digit, 5 digit, 2 digit and even single digit codes, to some brand devices. After confirming this, check the sites linked here. Both the sites have set-up code list and set-up procedure to many popular brand remote controls. Check which brand remote control has set-up code/s to your device brand, and buy that one according to availability? Brand name of the remote control isn't a matter, but it should have set-up codes in its code list, to the device brand you have.
Please note: Every new universal remote control will have set-up code list, and set-up procedure along with its pack. Never accept a remote control, that hasn't both of this. For more details about the set-up codes, visit the site Check this site too. Universal remote controls are available at most of the electronic spare part selling shops.

Nov 03, 2014 | Zenith VRA421 VHS VCR

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Faulty power supply

Faulty switching regulator, usually caused by dried out (aged) electrolytic capacitors. Sony part number for switching regulator is 1-413-987-11 but no longer available new from Sony - try to find a junked SVP5600 or SVO5800 (same sw reg) or you will have to try the capacitors. Make sure you use the correct types (power supply low impedance) and put them in the correct way around. ***warning - dangerous voltages - hazardous area - death or injury may result from contact with high voltages ***

Jul 30, 2012 | Sony SVP-5600 VHS/S-VHS playback VCR

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I would like to know how to connect a dvd player through my samsung vcr the inputs in the back i am not familiar with there are two sets of yellow white and red connections with one side for output and...

Connect from dvd OUT to vcr IN
The yellow connecter is video, red is right audio and white is left audio.
You can purchase converter leads (scart to phono(the red/white/yellow connecters) or many other combinations) if needed.
If you have scart connections ( a block of 21 pins) then use that if possible as it will give a better picture.
Connect the dvd out to vcr in and vcr out to the tv in.
NOTE. if you connect this way you will find that the copyright protection will make viewing dvds quite poor quality and may even be black and white or even the picture may "roll"
You may want to buy a scart block to connect more scarts to the tv then it has, also you can get these with different connections.

Dec 30, 2009 | Samsung VR8607 VHS VCR

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Menu button on remote

First step unless you did it already, is replace the batteries in the remote with new high quality batteries. Make sure they are installed correctly. and fit properly.
If that fails it's either a failure with the remote or in the infrared circuitry in the VCR.
A cheap test is to buy one of those cheap universals and attempt to perform a setup.
The procedure with those universals is they give you a bunch of code numbers for your brand of VCR and you try them one by one until you hit the one that will shut off the VCR. You have to have turned on the VCR manually before starting the procedure.
If no code turns off the the unit (make sure the universal has new batteries) then it's probably a failure in the VCR itself.
Universals can be found for a few dollars at dollar stores ect.

Oct 27, 2009 | Daewoo VCRs

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Rca vcr eats tapes serial number BOI 4MJ09W

Throw it out, buy a new one.
Not worth cost of repair.

Oct 18, 2009 | RCA VCRs

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How do you hook a dvd player up to a hitachi vcr?

Not knowing the model VCR or TV your asking about here is the most common connections. You will need a video/audio RCA patch cable. This type cable is always included when purchasing a new audio or video appliance. If you don't have this cable they are available at your local Radio Shack, Best Buy and other electronic stores.
On you DVD player locate the three OUTPUT connectors at the back of the unit and plug one end of the color coded (yellow, white, red) patch cable into the corresponding jacks.
Plug the other end of the patch cable into the VCR INPUT jacks, once again matching the yellow, white, red, at the back of your VCR.
That's It!

To see your DVD player on the VCR be sure to select INPUT or LINE on your VCR remote. Some VCR's have an additional set of input jacks at the front of the VCR, usually labeled Front or Line 2. Use whichever one is most convenient.

Aug 29, 2009 | VCRs

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Philps DVD Recorder/VCR

Barbara,From your description of multiple problems there is, more than likely, a circuitry problem that is causing the unit to shut down. Unfortunately, this is not an easy fix and will require a trip to the shop. Get an estimate before approving repair. In the new world of disposable electronics the cost of repair may exceed the value of the unit.
I just checked eBay and there is an identical model (Item number:300342819479) priced at a "Buy It Now" price of $44.00. So there is your answer. It would cost less to buy a replacement than to repair your unit. Like I said: "welcome to the world of disposable electronics"!!

Aug 20, 2009 | VCRs

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VCR won't record

Check to make sure the cables on the VCR are hooked up correctly. If the in and out are reversed, this might cause your problem. Hopefully it's as simple as that. if not leave a comment and I'll get back to you.

Oct 03, 2008 | Quasar VHQ400 VHS VCR

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Sanyo VCR

get a 2 A/V cords (yellow, white, and red plugs). Plug between the Satellites "video out" jacks and the VCR's "input" jacks. Connect the second cords between the VCR's "video out" jacks and the TV's "video in" jacks. Make sure the VCR is set to the input that you plugged the satellite cords into and make sure the TV is set to the input that you plugged the VCR's cords into.
And then you're done. To record, set satellite to channel desired, set VCR to record on the video input (instead of a channel number) and you're good to go.

Sep 08, 2008 | Sanyo VWM-800 VHS VCR

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Rca vhs vcr model vr355

The clock uses very little power so a weak supply might still be able to provide stable voltage to it.
All the other functions require enough power to drag down a supply that is on its last legs and I think that is where the problem lays.

If the display brightness seems normal, then either a different section is being used for the missing functions or a weak capacitor in the power supply can no longer filter the DC voltage well enough to provide stable voltage to motors, the main board, etc.

To determine what is at fault will require some technical skills and a couple of instruments normally not found at home.

About the only thing you might try on your own is to open the case, look for a customarily separate board that appears related to the AC input cord which should be unplugged at this time.
You will see cylindrical parts ranging in diameter from 1/4" to about 1 1/4" and various heights.
The tops are normally visible and the cases are of aluminum. Look for any that seem to have bulging tops or a crusty deposit around their base.
Those things are visible indicators of failure.

If you find such parts and have an appropriate soldering iron (not a higher power 'gun') you might remove these and buy replacements.
That could be a problem since most electronics supply places won't even talk to you.
If you want to try on line, look at , one of the few who will sell single quantities of parts.
The values will look something like this:


These parts are polarized so if you don't see a '+' or '-' on the board, be sure to mark it before removing so any new part does not fail immediately after replacing.

Aug 18, 2008 | RCA VR355 VHS VCR

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