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Magnavox mwr20v6 turns itself off

I was watching a dvd and about 5 minutes into the movie, the unit turned itself off.  I turn it on and it turns itself back off in a couple of seconds.  I unplugged it and let it sit over night.  The next day, it comes on and stays on for about 5 minutes and turns itself off again.  Help!

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  • vakort Nov 17, 2007

    the unit turned itself off. I turn it on and it turns itself back off in a couple of seconds.

  • Anonymous Nov 24, 2007

    Mine shuts itself off after 10 seconds being on no matter what I am doing with it.

  • Sarah2771 Nov 28, 2007

    Yes, same here...turn it on and within seconds to less than a minute if I get a dvd in, just shuts itself off. I have tried unplugging and plugging back in to no avail. HELP!! Played movies for about six to seven months without problems.

    And are all the directions to similar machines as lengthy? I was really surprised at this, when it all seems like it should be simpler...or at least designed to be so. I just gave up trying to record and transfer from vhs to dvd, etc. and I have never given up on a machine before. Definitely FRUSTRATED and would love some advice. Thanks!

  • Anonymous Dec 01, 2007

    Same here... ARGH!

  • wild_willie Dec 01, 2007

    Same here!!

  • Anonymous Dec 08, 2007

    same here

  • Richard Basham Dec 24, 2007

    I cannot keep it on.

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2007

    magnavox dvd/vcr turns itself off

  • cnaemt Jan 08, 2008

    after use of almost 1 year, i started having the same problem. i turn on the unit and within 20-30 seconds it just shuts off. the display shows where the digital clock should be but you cannot keep the unit turned on long enough to set the clock. i have unplugged it for several days and no luck. i have contacted the website on the manual for help and i just got a ticket number with no results. i so thoroughly disgusted with this, any solutions.

  • Anonymous Jan 08, 2008

    same problem. turn power on and it shuts off as you hit play after about 10 seconds. had it for about 7 months and they want $50 upward to fix. what a ripoff. pooooorrrr quality product and you can't even get in touch with anyone to vent some frustration... TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM... DON'T PURCHASE "PHILLIPS" "MAGNAVOX" PRODUCTS ANYMORE.

  • Janet Windsor Jan 11, 2008

    Mine won't even turn on. Had about 11 months. Co. wants $45 labor. this is after trying for 3 months to get them to repair.

  • hahalamb Jan 22, 2008

    I have had my VHS/DVD for just over one year. One night it was fine and the next it was shutting down after 5 minutes of play on both the DVD and VHS. This seems like something that needs to be addressed by magnavox!



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The dry board is dead. or "power board."

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  • duck197912 Jan 18, 2012

    Mine does the same thing. Who could fix that? I've had mine for about 5 yrs.



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