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Wont play vcr tape

Have Magnavox Model MWD2206 working fine but now put in tape in vcr it will play fine and not a problem with the tracking it will stop playing and shut off and when you turn it on it willl spit out the tape

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  • gopackgo Apr 27, 2008

    same problem....help!!!

  • Anonymous Aug 19, 2008

    I have the same problem. Have tried everything I know and have searched the net for answers but to no avail. Also my dvd door will not open or close it always says blockedC003. Can't find a resolution for that either. Will keep looking.

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2009

    Mine started out the same way would not play a vhs just shut off and spit tape out for a while then all the sudden the dvd side started doing the same thing. Tried to keep at it and now it makes an awfull clicking noise as soon as I plug it in. Clicks and then shuts off turns back on and then clicks and shuts off. This continues unless we unplug the unit. I am ready to give up but we did find out where the problem is we just dont know what to do to correct it. We are ready to trash it and go buy a new one but this one is only a few months old so we feel its an extra expense that we feel is ridiculous.

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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.

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