Within two hours of being reset(because of power outage or because it has been unplugged, the VCR gains three minutes exactly and then keeps perfect time--three minutes out. Eventually, i.e., months, later it keeps the correct time. A friend has the same problem with her JVC vcr. Is this a known problem? Timer use becomes annoyingly complicated.
Thanks for any help!
In reply to the above answer, it is not due to satellite time. I have the same problem with my JVC VCR. It is exactly 3 mins fast from the time on the news, tv guide channel and my laptop and cellphone, which both have the exact 'satellite' time. It is funny how it is exactly 3 mins off for me all the time to. I have to add the extra 3-4 mins on the timer when setting for safety.
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My flat screen tv cuts off and on while the power but is on what should i try before i buy a new one .... I have a ...
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If you can see that your VCR has power (lights up) when you turn it on, but it still won't eject tape, then unplug for a and hour or two. When you turn it on again, it should reset itself and start up. Then you should be able to eject cassette.
If there is no power at all, or you think the taped is jammed and you want to save the tape, remove the top panel of the unplugged VCR and gently remove the tape. Good luck!
Tries the unit unplug,replug it back like about an hour.The unit should be resetting itself.Now the green power light should be stable again now vcr should be work again,still blinking green power light mean the unit have power circuitries issues,not worth trying to fixed the unit.Because VCR devices are pretty cheap these day,can buy a new one like $40 bucks.
You reset a VCR by leaving it unplugged long enough. 3 hours resets the VCR but in the case of it being locked it may take longer than that. A new remote control that would have the lock key on it can be purchased but it is probably more cost effective to purchase another VCR. Here is the link to purchase the remote
Hate to say this, but when power outages occur, things like vcr's are the first thing to fry. But if you feel that the vcr is fine as far as powering up, then unplug it from the wall socket for 30 minutes or so, plug back in and see results.
I lost my manual and the biggest issue of getting this set up is getting the vcr to the channel you need for play back either channel 3 or channel 4. To change the channel you hold the power button and the tv/vrc button at the same time till you get the channel you want. Three flashing lights is channel three, four flashing lights is channel 4. every time the power goes out mine resets to channel 3 and will not play videos until I reset to channel 4. Hope that helps.