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ERR 1 on the VCR side of my Sylvania VCR/DVD/CD combo unit

My vcr has not worked since I bought this unit 2 years ago! I had already thrown away the receipt before I realized it so I couldn't exchange it. I am ready to buy a new unit if I cant get this fixed. It gives me ERR 1 when I stick the tape in. That's it?! Can someone help me? I don't have the manual or else I'd look it up. Can't find it online either?

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  • vkloster Aug 24, 2008

    While playing a recorded VHS tape, it works for a while and then stops.  The ERR - 1 message showed up on the display.  It stopped and ejected the tape.  When I reinserted, it played but there were a lot of vertical lines breaking up the picture.  I wondered if it was dust in the interior, so I blew it out and used a liquid cleaning tape with no success.  The tape is old and has been used for several recordings, so I wonder if that might be another part of the problem.  I also could not locate the meaning of the error message, either in the owner's manual or on-line.

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Even if you do get it connected you cannot copy from vhs to dvd as you have bought a vcr recorder with dvd player, not a dvd recorder. You can only record to the vcr tape from a dvd, in the players controls.

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did a few google searches and suggestions were made to buy a**ther vcr...** way to fix the vcr heads. thanks anyways!

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You could try cleanining it first that would be a simple solution

Go buy a video head tape or due it yourself radio shack has video head cleaner. Remove cover unplug clead small silver audio head on right side. good luck

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have the same problem. I have Chunghop Universal remote RM88E but unable to find code for ORBIT DVD player

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