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RCA VR678HF This VCR has not worked for years. I've kept it hoping to find a way to fix it as it is the best VCR I have ever owned. (And that's been a lot, including the 3 working ones I now have in operation) It turns itself on and off like a child who has just discovered a light switch it can reach. It can not hold the time, a program or even play because of the on and off action. Seems to a VCR dummy like me that it should be as simple as replacing some small part inside. Any suggestions what that part might be?

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The power supply has some bad components in it. This is a "switch mode" supply that means that simple fail;ures can show up in odd ways. Usually there are capacitors that go bad in these. Search the web for "repair kits" for these models. These kits will contain the most common replacement parts for the power supplys.
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