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Vcr will not play

When a tape is loaded into the vcr and PLAY is pressed the vcr will play for approx. 17 to 20 seconds then automatically shuts off. When the unit is turned back on the tape is ejected. When the tape is loaded back in and Play is press, the same results occur. Under General Settings, Reset to factory settings was press several times with no effect. The unit has been unplugged and plugged back in with no effect. I own two units and this occurred on one about 12 months after purchase and the other about 18 months after purchase. Now neither unit an play VCR tapes.

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SOURCE: Magnavox ZV427MG9 DVD Recorder VCR Combo plays vcr for about 5 second then stops and shut off, when turned back on it ejects the tape.

This combo has a problem with the vcr unit which take up wheel will stop working and spill the tape. the unit will stop and eject the tape. You have to replace the whole vcr assembly.

Posted on Feb 21, 2012

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