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DVD Drawer / VHS Eject button

Hi.  I don't know if this is my model DVD / VCR combo but it's close.  The VCR won't eject the VHS tape in it.  The DVD player won't eject the DVD that's in it and it won't play the DVD but will play the VHS tape.  Also, the main power button doesn't work.  Help.

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Re: DVD Drawer / VHS Eject button

My 1st suggestion is to pull the AC power plug from the wall, wait 5 minutes (have a smoke or a coffee) and plug it back in.
Then retry the functions that are giving you grief.
Report back with the results and we'll go from there.

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