Question about Sylvania DVC850C DVD Player/VCR
Unit stopped working and the cst.in light blinks even when power is off. Unit will not play a DVD or VCR tape. It will try to play and then shut down.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
take it to any repair shop and have them llik it over. It probaly has something stuck in the cassette area. th repair may cost $20 to $50, most of that is what the public calls a "walk in the door fee." If your comfortable doing it yourself just take the lid off and remove whatever looks like it doesn't belong there, like pet hair or something a child could have stuck there, ie a toy or a pen. Hope this helps.
Posted on Feb 01, 2008
I fix these all the time, change end sensors and Infra red Diode. Do not attempt unless you Know how ! Diode is under loading deck. Sorry if you are a novice bring to shop! Sorry It is easy only if you know what your doing remember change center IR sensor ( center diode on PC board. Also end sensors (2) one on left one on right side. Do not attemrt if you dont understand ! www.Irionstvshop.com Hope this helps.
Posted on Mar 04, 2008
SOURCE: CST.IN Light
I fixed this problem on mine today. I read the manual online and found that CST.IN light means there is a cassette in the VCR. Since I didn't have a cassette in the VCR at the time I suspected a problem with the VCR and attempted to take the unit apart to disconnect the VCR. With the cover off I powered the unit on and a wheel in the back came on until the machine shut off automatically as it has been doing. I was unable to disconnect the wires but after unscrewing most of the VCR mounting screws I tried powering on again and this time the wheel in the back shut off and the unit stayed on. I put everything back together (minus a few VCR mounting screws) and put the cover back on. My DVD player and TV controls work fine now. I put duct tape over the VCR since I don't plan to use it anyway, and I am happy.
I wish this was a better solution that I could say exactly what I did, but I can't. All I know is that it's the VCR that caused the problem and I rarely use mine anymore anyway. And I know nothing about electronic, but I figured that taking the unit apart was better than buying a new DVD player right now. If you feel the same way I suggest you give it a try. Good luck!
Posted on Aug 04, 2008
You will need a technical person to open the unit. This problem can be as simple as a dirty sensor, or bad tape drive parts, or burned out computer chip.
Posted on Feb 03, 2009
SOURCE: CST In light is flashing green
I had the same problem. Aren't three-year-olds great? Mine had jammed several clothing tags into the VCR slot. Clearing them out didn't solve the problem, but I then took the outer case off (with power disconnected of course) and verified that there was no physical damage to the tape heads and that everything internally was clear. I put the case back on, and everything's back to normal.
Posted on Sep 13, 2009
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