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Dvd/vcr My dvd/vcr won't stay on. It will come on for a few seconds then turn off. Could you help me or is the dvd/vcr junk.

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  • purplelily15 Feb 15, 2008

    When I insert a VHS it will play for about 6 seconds and then it ejects the tape and the machine turns completely off.

    I have checked to make sure a timer wasn't set and can't seem to find any reason for this. It has been working fine and then about 2 weeks ago started doing this.

  • magna_junk Feb 20, 2008

    I have the same model, I put a VCR tape into it, it whirls for a short time, then the unit turns off. Once the machine is turned on again, the tape ejects.



    It never displays a picture. The DVD part works fine.


  • devilme13 Feb 24, 2008

    I have the same problem. I've gone so far as to open the VCR/DVD player and see if any of the components are loose. I can't find anything that "looks" out of the ordinary. The VHS goes in, it plays for six seconds, the player turns off. When the player is turned back on, the tape is ejected. Is there anything that I can do to fix this? Or does it need to be taken in for repairs? Or would it better to replace the unit?

  • gopackgo May 26, 2008

    same problem.......i'm beginning to believe they are junk!!

  • khadley76 Jul 13, 2008

    Same problem!! I hardly ever watch vcr tapes but decided to today, however , the vcr will not work now. It had been working fine but now it wont stay on... it plays for about 6 seconds and the whole unit shuts off!

  • Anonymous Jul 30, 2008

    Same problem. The unit was working fine the last time I used which was about 2 weeks ago. I turned it on today to play a video and after about 6 seconds it shuts down.

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Well sounds like one of the players is not in correct spot thus shuts down (kinda timing issue) see if there is anything preventing it from going jiggle or turn upside down see if you hear anything.

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I have the same problem with my dvd/vcr unit. it played the dvd for about 7min with 3 or 4 different dvds and then it start freezing. i shut it down and turned it back on and it stayed on a minute or two and powered back off. the dvd plays for a couple of minutes when i put a tape in but then powers back off. do i need to purchase a different make/model dvd player or is there a reason and a way to fix this problem?

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