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Dvd/vcr combo,vcr is fine ,but dvd no picture,or sound,disc reads.

The vcr part of the combo works just fine,no problems there. The dvd part however is not.Whenever I put in a dvd,the disc reads ,but screen remains black,no sound,no picture.When I switch back to vcr,screen is blue,and vcr feature works fine. I no longer get the Apex logo or screen when I switch to dvd.Just black screen. This just happened one day,with no warning. Also, there is a small red symbol in right corner of player screen,only appears when dvd is trying to be used. I have tried switching channels,video1,video2, and even tried switching from regular cable wire that attatches to back of tv,to red/yellow/white cords that plug in front of tv.So, the movie is playing,but no sound/picture. Also,just something I tried,when I push record,I can hear a brief snippet of the sound.Then goes black again,and all is quiet.I have had this machine for about 1 year,and I got it from a pawn shop.This is the first time ever having problem. I just bought some new dvds,and now I cant watch them! I would be ever so grateful to anyone who can offer solution or suggestion! Thank you

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  • Anonymous Jan 15, 2008

    Blue screen when a dvd is tried to play. VCR works fine.Have tried everything we can think of please help.

  • bobvaglica Nov 12, 2008

    vcr works fine picture and sound dvd however great picture no sound what is the problem

  • grbonta Feb 19, 2009

    Same problem.  VCR works fine with sound and picture, but one day out of the blue the DVD player quit working.  There is sound, but no picture.  Screen is black.  Also I do not get the typical blue screen that usually preceeded the picture.

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Hi There is an I/P button on your player's remote control. Power your player on then press the I/P button on your remote control.

Posted on Mar 31, 2007

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