Question about Philips Magnavox 20MC4304 20 in. TV/VCR/DVD Combo
You turn it on, something in the vcr makes a bunch of clicking noises and then the tv turns off. Apparently there are some safety censors? Is there anyway to bypass this? No one uses vhs anymore so I can care less about it.
So after calling a tv repair guy and listening to him tell me about how it is probably something to do with the transistor and it will cost me about 150 dollars to fix ( which I could buy a new tv for that price since it is only a 19 inch) I decided to look online at this issue of turning off after 5-10 seconds. I read about it being an issue with the VCR sensor, so I don't know about it being some LED that you have to replace because I just messed around with a VHS and moving the little white bar thingy on the right just inside the door for the VHS around a bit, and Voila it started working right again. I think maybe my son tripped something by sticking things in there and whatever I touched fixed it. So my advice is to just stick a VHS in and take it back out a few times and play with a few things inside and to the right. It didn't take long for it to work for me.
Posted on Feb 18, 2010
I had the same exact problem. My tv would turn off after about 5 seconds. I solved my problem by putting a vcr tape into the vcr. I don't know how long this is going to last but it worked.
Posted on Sep 30, 2009
The keeping a vcr in the player worked for us for 3 years. As of this week, it just eats the tape and turns off. Next ideas?
Posted on Nov 21, 2009
The problem is simple and the solution easier your problem is a burned out LED on the vcr mechanism its the one on the right if your looking at the front of the vcr I dont know the part number cause it varies between models but I used to work for phillips and it is a very common problem any vcr tech would know that.
Posted on Jan 03, 2010
So my advice is to just stick a VHS in and take it back out a few times and play with a few things inside and to the right. It didn't take long for it to work for me. this is correct, it took me less than 5 minutes thank you
Posted on Nov 10, 2014
Yes, that is all you have to do - just stick a vhs tape in that u don't care to use again, and just leave it in all the time. The tv and dvd will work without a problem. I have been using my tv like this for 2 years now. Only a problem occassionally - if I accidentally hit the wrong button and the vhs tape pops out...lol...then it is a matter of timing - being able to turn on the tv, pop in the vhs tape, and switch to the tv w/o the tape popping out, before it times out and shuts off again....other than that!!!....perfect!!
Posted on Nov 23, 2011
Check the motor charge belt on the vcr when it goes a little loosen make that problem if you can change it
Posted on Jul 23, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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