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I have a Toshiba/VCR MV13N2C. When I insert the video cassette, it automatically pops back out instead of going into play mode like it used to only yesterday. Do I need to change some setting via the menu ? Thanks

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A library sticker peeled off from a tape and got stuck on the upper face of the video input slot. Once that was removed everything worked fine.

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Please follow the instructions below to record from VHS to DVD. You may not be able to record from some pre-recorded VHS cassettes due to copyight protection embedded into the recording. You should stick some tape over the copy-protection tab on cassettes prior to recording if the tab has been removed. On some cassettes, there may be a slide switch which needs to be moved to the record/rec position. All pre-recorded cassettes will have the copy-protection tab removed.

1. Switch on the TV and DVD/VCR and select the correct input on the TV for the player.
2. Set the player for the recording direction, i.e. VCR to DVD . . .

- Press the SETUP key on the Toshiba remote to open the on-screen menu
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- Press the SETUP key again to close the on-screen menu

3. Press VCR to select VCR mode.
4. Insert the cassette you wish to record and fast-forward or rewind it to the position where you want to start recording from. Allow at least 5 seconds extra if not starting the recording from the beginning of a cassette.
5. Press PLAY then press PAUSE immediately.
6. Press DVD to select DVD mode
7. Insert a blank DVD
8. Press the REC MODE button to select the recording mode (XP / SP / LP, etc)
9. Press the DUBBING key to start the recording.

You can watch the VCR while it's recording. When you reach the point where you want the recording to end, press the STOP key. You do not need to repeat step 2 every time you record. The player will stay in VCR > DVD recording mode unless you change it.

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When a tape is inserted into a machine a switch called a "mode switch" tells the electronics of the machine what mode the VCR is in. If this switch goes wrong ie: it sends out wrong position message, the electronics powers the machine down.
So your machine could have a faulty mode switch. However the mode switch might be OK, but forced into a wrong position by a broken part in the VCR.
Cleaning the head will not help. Sometimes a spray of Servisol Video 40 on the mode switch will clear any dirt that could be causing a false reading. But it won't do anything if it or any part of the video is damaged.
I'll post below pictures of a mode switches to help you find it. It might look a bit different though on your model.
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Hi dennis176,

Unfortunately, I am not aware of this kind of setup. This kind of solution would not be very efficient. For this to work there would need to be an insert to the VCR (similar to that which is used in a cassette player to convert CD audio) attached to a DVD player. Because you would require a device to play the DVD and send the video/audio to the insert (if it existed) it would actually be more efficient to simply connect the DVD player to the television. The reason inserts exist for cassette players is primarily that it prevents replacement of an entire car stereo system. This is not the case with a VCR. You may consider purchasing a DVD/VCR combo if you wish to maintain the ability to play VHS tapes. If you own a TV/VCR combo, your least expensive option would likely be to purchase a separate DVD player.

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