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VCR DVD Combo works for a while then shuts off

My vcr/dvd combo just stopped working. I unlug it for days, then when I plug it in, it starts wroking for a bit - Then Stops. I don;t want to throw it away if it can be fixed somehow. Please help. Thanks

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Re: VCR DVD Combo works for a while then shuts off

This is the problem with combo units. When the VCR develops the usual drive problems due to the rubber parts wearing, the whole thing is inop. They are a real pain to work on too. Be real nice to your VCR fix ya shop and they should be able to save your unit.

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Hi dennis176,

Unfortunately, I am not aware of this kind of setup. This kind of solution would not be very efficient. For this to work there would need to be an insert to the VCR (similar to that which is used in a cassette player to convert CD audio) attached to a DVD player. Because you would require a device to play the DVD and send the video/audio to the insert (if it existed) it would actually be more efficient to simply connect the DVD player to the television. The reason inserts exist for cassette players is primarily that it prevents replacement of an entire car stereo system. This is not the case with a VCR. You may consider purchasing a DVD/VCR combo if you wish to maintain the ability to play VHS tapes. If you own a TV/VCR combo, your least expensive option would likely be to purchase a separate DVD player.

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