I can use the remote to power vcr on & off, play & stop, FF & rewind.
Nothing is displayed on the tv during for setup or taped picture.
I taped a program that would not play back on this vcr but i would
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Re: Vcr setup menu
You could have a separate record head that is working & a separat pay head that is misaligned or damaged.
What u are talking about is [OSD] On Screen Display, did you always have it?, Did it suddenly go away?
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Check if the fast forward button is more inside than the rest of the buttons. May be its stuck in the ff position. After all they were just micro switches below the plastic buttons strip. The specific ff micro switch may be stuck, if I were you I would try some switch cleaning spray to loosen it. But be prepared that the control ic is busted.
Someone will have to open the unit to see what is happening---either tape is not loading all the way or when FF or Rewind hit not moving the reels----could be as simple as a belt or a bad drive idler (most use either a rubber wheel or gears to move the tape in Play, FF, and Rewind.
First make sure the cables are truly in the right places. The antenna or cable goes to the VCR's antenna input connector, and there should be a cable from the output connector to the TV's antenna input. Sometimes people get the input and output cables reversed.
The VCR's output to the TV will either be on channel 3 or 4. Those are the only choices, so you should be getting the signal on one of them. On some Sanyo models there is a switch on the back near the "out to TV" connector to select the channel. On others you need the remote to select through the VCR setup menu. Check the remote for a button labeled "TV/VCR" and press that while a tape is playing. That button controls whether the signal from the VCR goes to the TV, or if it just passes the antenna signal through to the TV. Try both channels 3 and 4 on the TV.
If you are never able to get a picture from the VCR on either channel, its RF output section may be bad. This can happen. You can get around this if your TV has a/v inputs available. Connect the red and white audio (red is right channel and white is the left) output jacks and yellow video output jack on the VCR to the corresponding inputs on the TV. Then switch the TV to the a/v input to watch the VCR.
:: Remote Control Overview 1 POWER Press to power the DVD+VCR on or off. 2 TRK+/- While a tape is playing, press to manually adjust tracking (i.e., to remove white lines from the screen). 3 0-9 Use to select channels and set menu items. 4 SKIP/F.ADV Press to skip ahead in one-minute increments, up to 5 minutes, during VCR playback. Press to advance one frame at a time in Pause mode. 5 SHUTTLE <</>> Press the 4 and 6 buttons to scan forward and backward at variable speeds. 6 MODE/REPEAT Press to set the Play Mode to Random or Programmed Play. Also press to set the Repeat Mode to Title, Chapter/ Track, or A/B Repeat (DVD only). 7 ZOOM Press to zoom in at 2 or 4 times normal magnification (DVD only). 8 100+/3D SOUND Press to select cable channels 100 and above. Also press to activate the 3D Sound feature, which creates the illusion of surround sound with only two speakers (DVD only). 9 DVD Press to set the remote control to operate the DVD deck. 10 MUTE Press to turn audio on or off. 11 VOL +/- Press to adjust the volume. 12 STOP J Press to stop playback. 13 REW AA In DVD mode, press to skip to the previous track. In VCR mode, press to rewind the tape. Press and hold to scan backward during playback. 14 REC F Press once to start recording in the VCR deck. Press repeatedly to add recording time in 30-minute increments. 15 ARROW KEYS Y/B/A/" Press to navigate in the menu system, see page 15. 16 SETUP/ENTER Press to display the DVD+VCR menu system and confirm menu settings. 17 SP/SLP/TITLE Press to set the VCR record speed to SP (Standard Play) or SLP (Super Long Play). SLP is three times longer than SP. Also press to display DVD title menus (for discs with multiple titles only)
Pulley belt stretched, replace.
Remove the back cover to tv, slide the chassis
out, remove speaker connector, and other ones
to allow the chassis to be out away from cabinet to take the metal cover off surrouding the vcr unit. Usually a couple of screws that hold
the whole vcr unit in, remove these, lift the
unit from the chassis carefully and check the
belt as it is stretched and not making tight
grip on the white pulleys that perform the
mechanical functions of the VCR. When putting
back together, and replaced the belt be sure to
lift the vcr door inward before sliding the
chassis back into cabinet so the door latch
will open and close properly, otherwise you
put a tape in and the door won't open back up.
Most late VCRs require the remote box to set the clock, timed recording etc. Assuming you have the Orion remote, it should have a programming or menu button, and the function you need can be selected from a list of options.
If the remote is an aftermarket unit (non-Orion), it must have the capability to do the advanced setup (clock set etc.). Many aftermarket remotes only do basic channel selection, and tape functions (play, rewind, stop, etc.).
It sounds like the sensor to tell the microcontroller that the tape is moving is not working. If that is so, the VCR would probably do the same thing in FF or Rewind. If you end up taking this unit into a repair shop, have them check the DVD's software version (it should be 1.250) If below that number, have them upgrade that as well. You can check the version yourself by pressing 1,2,3,4 and then "display" on the remote while the unit is on and no disc in DVD. After noting the version, just hit "power" on the remote to exit this mode.