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My philips vcr/dvd shuts itself of after 3-4 seconds - won't play, let me reset clock, OR eject my tape. I've only used it a few times in 2-3 mos, with no problem before. Remote works, no other electronic problems with the old-school tv/vcr/ converter box/antenna system. As usual, no help from the manufacturer. Any ideas? thanks

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  • kkaand Dec 12, 2009

    I'm apparently in over my head. 1) would this still allow the machine to turn on, and 2) is ita fixable issue/at what level of repair? thanks...

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Hi,
Sounds like problem in the power supply. 1.check the connection from the starting point. 2.Check the voltage fluctuations. 3.Check for power overload. 4.Check for loose contact for in the external power supply. 5. Try plug in the power from another plug.
You need to open the Player and get the Fuse, Circuit and make sure nothing is burnt and the capacitors are not swelled.
Hope i helped you.
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Very likely you have either an overheated and burnt out capaictor, or a faulty power supply/voltage tranformer. You can test it with a voltmeter to see if there is power from supply to main board. It is common.

Posted on Dec 12, 2009

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    Nate Stansfield Dec 13, 2009

    This requires a bit of electronical knowledge. You will need to use an ohm and volt meter to find the faulty component. Then you will have to buy a discharge tool to draw out the rest of the power that is inside. Then solder off the old piece and order a new one, and install the new one, and then adjust the new one. It is quite a bit of work, and you really should have a repair/service manual for your specific tv.

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