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I have a combo dvd vcr player model #DRC8335. I am at my wit's end, the first one I had I returned because of a clock problem...now this....when I tape a dvd disc or play a prerecorded one, I do not get any audio, just the visual. I CHECKED the connections....seem to be o.k. what should I specifically look for to remedy this....Help Me!!

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  • morcara Jul 17, 2008

    Tried the first suggestion, didn't work.
    Don't quite understand the second suggestion...need more help.

  • morcara Jul 17, 2008

    Thanks, will see if it works by unplugging.

  • morcara Jul 17, 2008

    Tried the last suggestion...pressed the audio on the remote....no luck

  • morcara Jul 17, 2008

    Thanks so much....it is working now...and I am finally enjoying the disc. C.

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You can record the video but no sound,this is common problem of dirt and dust accumulated in the tape head needs to clean;
Sound Problems Step1 Check all cable connections to make sure they're secure. Step2 Change the cable connecting the cassette deck to your receiver. Step3 Clean tape heads with isopropyl alcohol and cotton swabs. Oxide particles can flake off of tapes and collect here. Step4 Clean the contacts on the player and receiver with electronics-grade contact cleaner. Step5 Make sure the cassette output cables are going to the receiver's "tape," "cassette" or "aux" input. The "mon" (monitor) input will produce a low volume. Wow and Flutter Step1 Clean capstan and pinch rollers (the parts that spin around to move the tape) with isopropyl alcohol and cotton swabs. Step2 Inspect any belts (usually thick black rubber bands) that you can see inside the deck for wear. Step3 Replace broken, brittle or stretched belts. Other Problems Step1 Loss of High Frequencies. Make sure the bias settings are correct for the type of tape you're using (I, II or IV) and that the noise-reduction settings used in playback are the same as those used during recording. Check to see if tape heads need to be realigned or replaced. Step2 Incomplete Erasing of Tapes. Demagnetize tape heads with a cassette-deck demagnetizer (available at electronics stores). Check if the erase head needs to be replaced. Step3 Poor Sound With Tapes Made on Other Cassette Decks. Try adjusting the bias. On some high-end decks, this can be set by the user. Step4 Muffled or Garbled Sound, Especially With Tapes Made on Other Decks. Angle of the tape head gap, or azimuth, may need to be realigned by a technician. However, doing this will make tapes you've already recorded with the bad alignment sound wrong. Step5 Tapes Getting Jammed. The capstan is turning but the take-up reel is not, causing loose tape to bunch up and get jammed. Look for a worn or broken belt or a broken gear that might need replacing.

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Make sure the audio cords from the dvd vcr are going to the audio in on the tv its common people put them in the audio out

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With no cd in the player..goto system menu..in that..selet the default option..this normally wrks in dvd players...hope this wrks for u

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    Yaz S Jul 17, 2008

    and also check if u hav attached ur cables to the audio input and not the out jacks

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Trace the cables from the DVD player to the TV. Are you using a reciever or just the DVD combo and a TV? The most common cables used are the RCA cables which are a total of 3 cables consisting of a yellow cable for video and red and white for audio. There are also output jacks on TV's so make sure you have it on the input jack on the TV for audio. Also TV's sometimes have more than 1 input. Make sure you didnt accidentally plug the audio cables (red and white) to a separate input than the video cable. Do the same for the dvd combo because this also has input and output jacks. Make sure you are using the output jacks on the DVD combo and the input jacks on the TV. Keep me posted.

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  • Justin Jul 17, 2008

    Hey Morcara,



    You're welcome. I'm glad to hear that it is working now.



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The problem could also be how the recorder is ste to record the audio, to verify this on a normal dvd player (if possible) play back the dvd that seems to have no audio, and press the audio button on the remote, this should toggle differnebt audio languages and you should hear the audio on a specific channel. thats the channel its currently set to, go to the recorder setup and change it .

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This may be due to the settings in tv, sometimes you need to change the settings in the tv for getting the audio make sure about it.Try the hard reset method for the dvd player, that is, unplug all the cables and leave for half an hour and then replug all the cables and try

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Hi,

Based on your description of the problem on your RCA unit, pls check:
1. how your audio is connected to your amp or TV. To my knowledge, this model has either an analog Audio (Pair) or Digital Audio (Coaxial);
2. if you can disable Dolby while using analog audio out;
3. if using coaxial audio output (digital) pls verify that the amp or TV has a decoder or a Dolby Digital compatible amplifier.

Should this be not corrective pls consider that several issues has been brought up on this unit, if at all possible, check if you can have it replaced by another brand/model.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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    Louie Role Jul 17, 2008

    Hi again,

    Pls post back with the brand make/model of your TV. Likewise is the RCA DRC8335 connected to a home theater or amplifier or straight to the TV?

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Restore your dvd on factory setting your problem will solvs

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