Question about Combination Televisions

Open Question

Videocassette stuck in old Magnavox TV-VCR

A videocasette is stuck in the set and when one attempts to play it the screen reads'no cassette'
[I have been unable to jiggle it loose or the even open the case]

Posted by on

6 Suggested Answers

  • 337 Answers

SOURCE: TV shuts off after 10 sec

TV/vcr combo units develop problems in the vcr section,what happens is the cassete assembly draws too much current then the tv senses this increase and it says NO and shuts down,you will not be able to use the vcr anyway because it has a problem and the tv will continue to shutdown until the vcr is repaired,I have seen combo units with the tv working only as long as the vcr is not use.Remove the light you have in the opening and hope the tv works fine by itself.Adding a light is not safe.I hope this inf.helps somehow.Good luck

Posted on Sep 19, 2006

  • 42 Answers

SOURCE: Model Magnavox DV200MW8 DVD/VCR Combo

try then type in dvd hacks there are various sites to go can use search engines to your advantage.
good day

Posted on Feb 27, 2008

  • 78 Answers

SOURCE: Sansui TV/VCR 13" color

there is what is called a "dew sensor" in a lot of vcr's that keep you from playing a tape if it senses moisture in the unit because a tape will stick to the video head and get all bunged up. sometimes they go bad and will keep you from playing a tape even when there is no moisture present. if your are electronically inclined you can take the back off and locate the dew sensor, then disconnect it. the constant whirring noise is the unit's way of trying to dry off the video head cylinder. the dew sensor, which is usally located behind the video head, is a dark grey thing about a half inch by half inch and has two wires going to it.

Posted on May 05, 2008

  • 979 Answers

SOURCE: tape stuck in vcr

Carriage has been set out of alignment due to improper extraction- need to repair or replace the carriage loader...accordianman

Posted on Aug 01, 2008

  • 3 Answers

SOURCE: Magnavox mwd 2206 dvd vcr player....shuts off with eject word across screen.

On a unit I checked with this same symptom, removing the top cover allows the unit to stay on and operate normally. There is some sort of sensor at the left middle of the chassis, which, when unblocked by any opaque object, allows the unit to remain on. A temporary fix (not advisable) would be to replace the top cover with a piece of clear plastic or taut saran wrap (no vent holes needed). It's unclear exactly where/what that sensor is from a cursory test. This is a work in progress on someone else's machine that I lack full access to.

Posted on Jul 07, 2009

  • 10 Answers

SOURCE: the vcr on the tv keeps running and shutting off

All i ded was removeded a metal piece by grabbings it wit me hand. While it was off and stuff of course, i's not stoopid.

Posted on Nov 11, 2009

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


1 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

VCR stuck in VCR eject mode

You can get the manual here. Maybe it will help:

Jul 16, 2010 | Philips 27MC4304 27 in. TV/VCR/DVD Combo

1 Answer

Tv shuts off after 10 seconds

Many times, Cam Gear in VCR gets Stuck due to its age (Loose Belt most time).


The Cassette Housing is off Track (Usually Bent, or Toys inside!!!)

Solution, if you are not all thumbs,

1) UN-PLUG first!!
2) Get Alcohol Pad Ready.
3) Open Back Cover,
4) Clean the Belt on Worm gear (Usually Side of the mechanism towrds back).
5) while at it, Make sure to Dust with Air Aerosol (like ones that you use for computer)

50% of time this will Fix the Problem!!

Dec 05, 2008 | Sylvania 6313CB 13 in. TV/VCR Combo

1 Answer

Stuck VHS tape in Samsung TV/VCR Combo

I told you in premium post that Unplug your Combo for 5 - 10 minutes from AC outlet and replug it. Now push eject button and take out cassette.

Oct 09, 2008 | Samsung CXJ1352 13 in. TV/VCR Combo

2 Answers

Vcr wont work

Reset the VCR by unplugging/replugging, and then run a vhs cleaner.

May 20, 2008 | Philips Magnavox 20MC4304 20 in....

1 Answer

Tape stuck in VCR

could be that you're looking at a blown cartridge for that vcr tape. You may need to cut the tape, to extract that from the unit.

The play head would usually retract when the cartridge is removed, BUT could be compromised by some tape getting into the play head mechanism, and jamming.

be particularly careful with anything pointy or sharp, as the tape head does NOT like those objects near the read surface.

Mar 02, 2008 | Philips CCC132AT 13 in. TV/VCR Combo

1 Answer

Model Magnavox DV200MW8 DVD/VCR Combo

try then type in dvd hacks there are various sites to go can use search engines to your advantage.
good day

Feb 20, 2008 | Philips Magnavox 20MC4304 20 in....

5 Answers

Smart lock access code on tv

A model number for your Magnavox TV would be helpful because the Parental Control Reset procedure varies. There should be a sticker on the back of the TV showing the model number. If you have a newer LCD model, the unlock code is usually 0711. Ignore any "Incorrect" warning and enter 0711 again. Then set or clear the Parental Access Code.

Sep 07, 2007 | Akai CFTD2083 20 in. TV/VCR/DVD Combo

2 Answers

TV shuts itself off as soon as I press 'play' on video.

The set has a problem on the mechanical section of the VCR,it might be out of aligment or a part has gone bad completely and now needs to be replaced,dirty heads will not give you these symptoms,the power supply is sensing a problem and is doing what is suppose to do when it detects a problem,it seems that you only have a use for the TV unless you get the vcr repair.

Sep 13, 2006 | Philips 14PV375 14 in. TV/VCR Combo

Not finding what you are looking for?
Combination Televisions Logo

Related Topics:

37 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Combination Televisions Experts

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

66623 Answers

matt martin
matt martin

Level 3 Expert

1187 Answers

Jaime Hernandez

Level 3 Expert

2267 Answers

Are you a Combination Television Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides