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TV shuts off by itself

It seems there is a short of some sort or interference that causes the VCR portion of the unit to try to stop and eject and then proceeds to shut the unit off. It keeps doing it if I try to turn the unit back on. I've never even used the VCR so it's not as if something in it is worn out. The only temporary solution is to shut the power to the unit off completely and turn it back on. But that seems to only work for a while till it does it all again. Since I don't use the VCR I would love to disable the VCR completely... Is that possible? I'm assuming I'd have to take it in to a repair shop or something but any help that can be offered would be fabulous! Thanks!

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  • tiffanyp Feb 01, 2008

    The brand and model is Magnavox MWC20T6 - 20 inch DVD Triple Combo

  • tiffanyp Feb 02, 2008

    Thanks, I tried that after seeing it on another problem post and at this point it seems to be working.

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You may have a bad sensor or dirty mode switch. Try putting a VHS tape in the VCR and just leave it in there while you watch TV. If that works don't remove the tape. That may solve your problem.

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