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Re: TV keeps shutting off after 10 seconds
It's possible from what you described that your center LED or prisim was broken when the tape was extracted. Like many others these units depend on a series of startup checks and one being the tape path.
On the play table of the VCR is a center prisim/LED and two light sensitive diodes on either side of the tape loading assembly. If these diodes do not detect the infared beam the unit will go into shutdown.
I'd check there and let me know.
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Take dvd/vcr combo aparts.Turn on the power to the machine,one hand move around the inter eject vcr port for those sensors,the other hand just keep pushing the eject button,keep doing this until the tape eject and come out.
It sounds to me like you have a problem with the reel sensors not detecting movement of the tape through the VCR. This could also be caused by a defective voltage regulator(s) that powers the sensors. This model was made by symphonic/funai (1-800-242-7158), and it is not likely worth repairing.