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Blinking light labled cst.in

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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  • Anonymous Jul 27, 2008

    I have the exact same problem..

  • soapbrothomp Dec 27, 2008

    I have the same problem.

  • muzicseeker Apr 14, 2009

    We are having the same issue as above. Blinking light labeled cst. in.

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SOURCE: green light blinks and player will not play dvd or vcr

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

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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

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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

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SOURCE: Magnavox VCR/DVD recorder model ZV450mw8.

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

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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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