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Vcr trouble We've had problems with the vcr ejecting the tape and recently it stuck fast. I was able to finangle the tape out, but now everytime I turn on the tv it keeps trying to eject the tape (that's no longer there) and then automatically shuts off the tv. Is there a way to disconnect the vcr wires so I can still use the tv and hopefully the dvd player. I don't think there's anything wrong with the tv but it still thinks there's a tape in there so I can't switch the input from vcr to cable. Does anyone know what I can do or is this a job for the pros?

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  • Anonymous May 05, 2009

    nfandres is incorrect, the power supply for this tv is NOT in the vcr. Its directly behind the dvd player unit on the DVD/Power supply board . THE issue w/ this tv is the vcr is the heart of the 3 features (DVDVCRTV) if its not functioning properly, then neither of the other 2 will, its a safety feature to prevent tapes from getting eatin. Timing is everything for the ol soon-2-b extinct analog video tape player, there are cassette tape sensors, end of tape sensors, mech position sensors and ALL of them must be in sync, or system will shut down to prevent further tape damage.

    Now w/ that being said, I need a REAL tech to explain to this tv tech how one can disable the vcr part entirely?...I got one of these in for repair, the mountain ppl who owned it, tried to remove a cassette w/ a butter knife. They did a precise job of totally destroying the transport mech, and the t/u and supply reels were missing entirely when i examined it.....After a while, of course they're not returning to pik up the now attached 20$ service bill piece of junk......So i have it sitting around for awhile and now would like to use it for an xbox gaming sys. After all. it is a 30" screen w/ a great looking pic while its on for 15 secs..lol. Was wondering if there are any real repair people out there that would know how/where to set main timing pot (which is mounted on main board under vcr chassis) to allow full sys check and keep the tv on. The VCR part will not be missed.
    Thanx for your time...

    Mark G

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This combo unit as far as i know has only one power source which is in the vcr unit. if the vcr has a problem it affects the tv likewise. i beleive u did removed the tape, but unfortunately you misaligned the mechanism of the vcr which will in turn sense an error causing the automatic shuts off of the vcr and likewise the tv. u need to bring it to a qualified service technician if u dont know anything about this.

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