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No power Can't get any power to my vcr.It won't come on.Unplugged it a few times, plugged it back in.Anything I can check inside with a multi meter? Would like to try and fix it myself. LOL. Any suggestions? Thanks

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  • Stephanie Davis Sep 30, 2006

    I found a blown fuse inside. I am going to replace it and see if it blows again.If so, then there is another problem.



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I you know how to use a multimeter then you can check to make sure the power supply is good by measuring the DC voltages on the regulator IC's and pluges. you will most likly need a service manual for this and it may not even be worth getting a manual as a good new VCR these days is only about 35 bucks and a manual could cost as high as 25 to 30 in most places.

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  • Anonymous Oct 01, 2006

    Im sure there is another problem as fuses do not blow for no reason.



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