20 Most Recent Emerson EWC1902 19 in. TV/VCR Combo Questions & Answers

In the Setup menu there is an option to specify if you use an antenna or cable. Just switch it to antenna.

Emerson EWC1902... • Answered on Oct 09, 2016

The issue you describe is consistent with a power supply board issue. This is the board where the AC goes to. This problem may have occurred as a result of irregular power supply, or excess power supply or power surge.
The TV is receiving current but cannot circulate or transfer the current to other necessary part of the TV because of the defective power supply board. You might be lucky it's just a blow fuse. Also a defective transformer can cause your TV not to power on.
All these can be checked on the power supply board.
But more often bad capacitors causes problem on the power supply board. I do not think the power board needs replacement, rather those defective capacitors is causing this issue. Open unit up and take a look at the power supply board.You will probably see one or more electrolytic filter capacitors that are bulged up in the top-not perfectly flat like the others.
The value of these capacitors will be different, most likely they will be somewhere around-820 to 2200uF/25 V( or /10V sometimes)
You can replace them with same values but I would recommend the voltage rating to be higher(like 35V for an original 25V) for reliability purposes.
What happens is,these bulged top capacitors will cause a low and unfiltered DC voltage=main board will malfunction(the relay will keep clicking until the caps are holding enough charge to bring the voltage up over a threshold point).
You can buy these capacitors at any Fry's or Radioshack store or you can order them online at vendors like "mcmelectronics.com"(look for electrolytic capacitors). After replacing these capacitor(capacitors) most likely the normal operation will be restored. Or you can by a refurbished complete power board to save you some stress.
Note: There may be also some other causes for this symptom ,like a defective T con board ,or main board,but the bulged top capacitors are the most common cause for this issue.
If you don't know about TV repairers, take the TV to the nearest repairman to fix the fault for you. Also, note that TV stores a lot of current, so wait a while before opening the TV back cover.
I hope this helps.

Emerson EWC1902... • Answered on Sep 29, 2011

Hello, you may have gotten this resolved, but if not, here are some steps to run through really quick! Just follow the link below, and it will walk you through programming your remote for both the channels (steps 1-5) and your volume ( steps 6 and beyond). I hope this helps!


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Emerson EWC1902... • Answered on Jan 18, 2011


Kindly mention the make and model of the universal remote?


Emerson EWC1902... • Answered on Nov 11, 2010

The main power supply is probably trying to fail. This problem can be caused by the use of inferior electrolytic capacitors and a competent tech could find this pretty quickly. Questionable is however, whether the device is worth the cost of labor which may or may not be the case in your area. It might be time to retire your TV.

Emerson EWC1902... • Answered on Mar 13, 2010

go for a multi Brand remote ....

Emerson EWC1902... • Answered on Sep 20, 2009

If you have the original remote, it is the "source" button.
If not there, select menu and go to the source option and select "antenna", then press menu again to save & exit.

If no remote, the on the TV, press thge menu button and go to the source submenu and select "antenna".
At this point, you may want to do an automatic channel scan before you exit the screen via the menu button.

Hope this helps!

Emerson EWC1902... • Answered on Sep 11, 2009

I guess the easiest thing you can try , if you are handy with tools and a little knowledgeble with mechanical things is to replace the loading belt. Most of these problems are due to a loose belt(side of the cassette load mechanism) or inthe rear of the vcr mechanism(facing back cover)if this does not do it then i suggest geting it to a tv shop, might need timing align or end lamp replacement.

Emerson EWC1902... • Answered on Sep 03, 2009

take apart the remote and remove the rubber button pad.look at the back of the buttons,the carbon has worn off or got full of oil.take a q tip with alcohol and clean the buttons.if they are worn off,take a small piece of aluminum foil and glue it to the button .it is small 1/8 inch diameter or so.if you look at the pc board,you will see 2 sets of lines for each button that do not touch.looks like a small maze.what happens when you touch the button is that the carbon connects the 2 lines.eventually alot of force is needed to make contact work,but it completely wears out the button contact pad surface.Gluing a piece of foil to the button will make it work.i have done it a hundred times on remotes with no replacement...
cheers ed

Emerson EWC1902... • Answered on Jul 13, 2009

Some universal remotes will not program for combo devices using the TV code. You might try using the VCR code and see if it takes. Some operating functions might not work.

Emerson EWC1902... • Answered on May 04, 2009

I've got a PLAN if you would really like to know how I fixed the problem!

Emerson EWC1902... • Answered on Jan 05, 2009

Try pushing the volume buttons in the middle so that you are mashing both the up and down button, your menu should appear. then you can use the channel buttons for moving up and down.

Emerson EWC1902... • Answered on Sep 24, 2008

I asked earlyer but i can't find my questin that was submitted earler today i gave you my email address with no results. I want to know where the nearest tv vcr reparemand is to Spencer okla my email is [email protected] and my phone No.is 580-782-2888 My mother is moving to Spincer Okla. and needs her vcr forward and reverse fixed,in her emerson tv/vcr combo

Emerson EWC1902... • Answered on Jun 26, 2008

Most likely since you dropped the remote than it stopped working, It is most likely the remote. Some universal remotes say they have the code for your television but they do not. Because lots of different manufactures make televisons under different names. Try a better universal. If it does turn out to be the piece in the television, You will probably have to have it serviced by a professional

Emerson EWC1902... • Answered on Mar 25, 2008

If still under warranty or if you have no electronic repair experience you should take the set back to the shop or to a repair person. Some of the solutions described below can be dangerous, TV's are very hazardous to service. Even when plugged out, TV's can store very high voltages. Could be anything from a bad startup resistor to a shorted horizontal output transistor to a bad controller. It is probably something simple but you will need to do some troubleshooting. Start with the low voltage power supply. Take care, and good luck

Emerson EWC1902... • Answered on Jan 24, 2008

There is a broken connection inside the set at the jacks on the set. If you know how to solder and work on solid state circuits, you may be able to repair this,BUT if you dont please take to a repair shop as it should not cost much to repair this. A tV set is not a place to experiment with!

Emerson EWC1902... • Answered on Sep 02, 2006

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