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Magnavox MWR20V6 problem

Same problem as another poster with the vcr aspect of shutting down after about 10 seconds but it also ejects the tape

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On my magnavox mwr20v6 i cant record my vhs to dvd i get black screen every time and my DVD are new and I just open my magnavox after a long long time and ecsup for get my VHS record to DVD it is fine I would like to fix this issue :(

Posted on Nov 13, 2014


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Its macrovision. You need a macrovision killer or a Go video. I am not promoting you to buy that but that would take care of the problem

Posted on Nov 25, 2007

SOURCE: Power shuts off

The problem is the reel sensor or associated cricuitry. I am an electronic tech and could not figure out what was wrong. I replaced sensor and sensor emitter with no change. It was not the micro. I finally gave up and told the customer I could not repair unit. No schematic or parts available from Philips/Magnavox

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SOURCE: magnavox zv450mw8 Walmart VCR/DVD recorder. shuts off

Try better quality VHS tapes or 6-hour tapes instead of 8-hour ones. I had this problem myself when I used 8 hour tapes, but haven't had any problems with the 6-hour ones.

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SOURCE: My Magnavox MWR20V6 will not stay on. Power is

the capacitor present in the device might have short out... try servicing the unit...

Posted on Jun 13, 2010

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I have been using my machine with no problems, until recently. The machine will not stay on more than a few minutes when I try to use it, either watch a tape or tape a show. It starts, then just shuts down. When the machine is turned back on it ejects the tape????
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