Stays on for 5 seconds, thinks it has a DVD or VHS tape in
Thre is no DVD or VHS tape in the TV, but the screen gives the option to eject? Apparently the tv thinks there is one inside?? TV comes on for 5-10 seconds, then shuts off. Has anyone else had this problem? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!!
Re: Stays on for 5 seconds, thinks it has a DVD or VHS...
Replace the ir diode (D1224) under the vcr section. its a clear looking led (bulb like) this solved my problem ... as it was previously suggested as one of the solutions. vcr know function as well as the rest of the tv---- you need to have some background in this work or it will be tough to do .......
But thanks for the help it took care of my problem
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I think you might have a problem with the VHS mechanism. Perhaps damage to the mechanical parts. If the mechanism can't perform the task it has been set after a very short period it will send a message to the electronics to shut down. This prevents further damage to the tape or system.
Try a VHS Cleaning Tape Cassette. Follow it's instructions. If no better result it's not worth throwing away money on having repairs done but better put toward, if you can afford to, buying: Option 1. A VHS/DVD player (combo as these are known) and plug that into the Emerson AV input. Option Two: A VHS/DVD twin recorder combo deck - and plug that in. Then start on copying any VHS tapes you cherish to DVD on this device. Option Three: Forget the Emerson except for just using as a TV and buy a new TV with DVD player built in - the latest type of combo. (I'm having to guess whether you've just used tapes to watch or record and watch)
It sounds like the vcr is not completely loading the tape, and is overloading or getting confused. If you feel up to it, you can take the cover off the tv, find the tape loading mechanism, and 'help' the loading rollers along yourself... once the tape loads, eject it immediately, and you should be off and running again. Just be careful not to touch any electrical connections. If you're not comfortable with that, you're right, it's probably cheaper to get a newer tv - check with a local independent shop first, though, it should be a really quick fix.
I had the same problem with mine turning off after 3-5 seconds. After much research I found a suggestion that on some combo units the vcr part could have a power supply cutout if it is not working correctly. I tried to insert a tape and found that the tape mechanism would not accept a tape. I used a little bit of force and managed to insert a tape. I then played the tape forwards and backwards and the power stayed on! I ejected the tape and found the TV then worked just fine. The power has now been on for over one hour. I hope this give you another avenue to try and fix your problem.
My 1st suggestion is to pull the AC power plug from the wall, wait 5 minutes (have a smoke or a coffee) and plug it back in. Then retry the functions that are giving you grief. Report back with the results and we'll go from there.
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VCR is set with blank tape..Bring up vcr control on TV with television set on Chanel #3, go to menu
Follows procedure for progamming date,time start,time finish,chanel and.speed and single recording.finally click on menu and turn vcr off. Vcr lights indicate set for taping,,.Does no start to tape at requested time and lights indication taping ready stays on ??????
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.
if all you want to do is disable the vcr portion turn the set on , install a blank vhs tape it has to be blank or the vcr will try to read it .and the tv and dvd should work fine. this is a timing problem in the vcr deck its not hard to fix but it is a pain.