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I have a Samsung 13" TV,combo VHS player that is stuck on (unless unplugged). I am unable to change channels, change volume, or play a tape. I think the buttons are stuck. Can you help?

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It sounds like you are right . the button for power my be the one that is giving you trouble .. remove the cover and you will see plastic clips that hold the face plate on.. top and bottom. lift the clips and remove the face plate. make sure nothing is on the contact switch's and while holding the tape door open replace the faceplate, making sure to snap all the clips in place. If it is not on all the way it could hold down on one of the switches.

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