Question about Televison & Video
Our VCR is turning off within seconds of being turned on. It has a red rectangle that appears on the screen. It does not say that the machine is locked. And there is a wheel that is moving for those seconds that it's turned on. What can we do? Is it something that can be solved? Thanks!
It looks like the red triangle might be an indication that there is a fault. It could be something to with the mechanism. I would take a look inside the unit by taking off the top cover. The unit shuts down to prevent further damage.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Greetings Spock! Although I worked for an authorized rca service depot for 12 years, and worked on many, I can't remember the solution to your problem, and Thompson Consumer Electronics (RCA/GE) don't even accknowledge they ever sold vcr's..I went to RCA.com and your model comes up as "does not exist"...Anyway...I know I've worked on that model, and if you have the book, check the section about parental lock, or Key lock...your RCA could very well be Samsung inside, and if so press and hold the tv/vcr button for 5 seconds and that will release the key lock feature. It is there so if you set the timer, or just don't want the kids messing with it, you can lock all the key functions, and the unit will do nothing except display "safe" Hope this helps...Live long & prosper!
Posted on May 04, 2007
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