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Sony SLV-690HF (VCR), dead

Hi, this VCR was working fine. I plugged it into a power strip outlet, and turned the power off TV, VCR, Cable Box, and DVD player at the same time. But then, the next time,  the VCR would not turn back on again. I unplugged it, and left it unplugged overnight. Tried today, plugging directly into the wall outlet, and it remains dead. I greatly appreciate any suggestions. Maybe it blew a fuse somehow? How would I find out what replacement fuses to buy. And where to buy them? Thank you! Becky

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Re: Sony SLV-690HF (VCR), dead

It is the electrolytic capacitors on the power supply board gone bad. It is fairly simple to remove the board. Look at it this way. Even if you break it taking it out, you would have thrown away the vcr anyway. I simply experimented with mine and it payed off. I just replaced mine in the exact same model vcr you have(slv-690hf). The vcr would not power up. I replaced c202, c207, c109, and c208 and it works perfect again. They are the smallest ones. I'm pretty sure it was only one that was bad, but i replaced four of them just to make sure i got the bad one. You cannot tell by looking at them that they are bad. I just searched the internet and read where it's usually the smallest electrolytic capacitors on the power supply board in sony vcrs, that usually go bad. Sure enough, that was the problem. It is fairly simple to take the board out and do it, if you have time, patience, a little bit of know how, and a soldering iron. I used some capacitors from radio shack and some out of an old stereo crossover i had that did'nt work for the replacements. The capacitors from radio shack have a wire coming out of each end instead of both coming out of the same end. I just simply bent one wire over the top to make it work and cut them the same leangth. Be sure you use the same uf and voltage for the replacements.

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Re: Sony SLV-690HF (VCR), dead

Have you tried changing the fuse in the plug itself this could be yout problem they cost less than a pound from a hardware shop if you have done this already then take the case off the video when it is unpluged and if you follow the power lead to where it goes into the video you should see a clear fuse its the same size as the one in the plug these cost a couple of pounds to buy and you should be able to do this yourself hope this is some help to you you might need some pliers to remove this fuse but be carefull as it is glass .........................................

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