Question about GE VG4250 VHS VCR
Everytime I try to power on my VCR it says "SAFE" on the screen. I would like to know why it does this and how to fix it more importantly. Please help......
There is a partial operators manual on this site, but it doesn't show the troubleshooting section. This display may well indicate an error (abnormal) condition, which could be any number of things: A tape stuck in the machine, jammed loading or threading mechanism, defective optical sensor, or even an abnormality in the power supply. I'd suggest taking the top cover off, and looking inside for any obvious broken or bent mechanical parts. If you have a voltmeter, you could also check the power supply voltages. There should be a +5 (logic circuitry supply), +12 (12-15volt) (motors) supply, and perhaps a -35 (approx) supply for the on vcr display. If these is missing are radically off-tolerance, the VCR won't operate. Beyond this, it probably isn't cost effective to take it into a repair center. Today's low cost electronics are made disposable, unlike the higher quality units back prior to the '90s.
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