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Automatic recording? When I put a tape (any tape) in the machine it starts recording straight away without me touching anything, and the only way to stop it is to go to the machine and do so. The handset will not stop it when this happens. It also happens when i record something and then rewind. It does this then starts to record over again. Also there seems to be no 'Eject' button on the handset?

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  • Bashstkid2 Apr 11, 2008

    I contacted Phillips about this problem, and they said take it back to the store, which I have just done. Thank you very much.

    Am I right in thinking there is no eject button on the handset of this machine?

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Check that the record button on the player is not pushed in. It could be the button stuck behind the casing, or the microswitch on the main circuit board stuck against the switch mech. This should be apparent, as there would be no click when you push the record button.

Also check the REC button on the remote control.

Both of these potentially could cause the symptoms you describe.

The remote control for the later VR series does not, as you say, have an eject button.There is no alternative unfortunately.

Posted on Apr 11, 2008

  • David Simpson Apr 11, 2008

    Further to my previous post, check that you have no timer recordings set. Also turn off "Direct Record" & "Record Link"

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