I am aking for help on my MWC24T5 wich will shut itself periodicaly by itsel throughthe VCR part of tv.This is a triple combo TV and I was wondering if there nwas something other than unplugin the TV and it ws alreadry serviceed and the parts that were replaced alreadythe unit is giving me problems.I was told to keep a vhs tape in the cariage and this is supposed to keeg the TV on,but I am still having difficulty.Please help!
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Re: Auto turn off
You most likely have a bad LED sensor in your video tape deck. When the LED fails, the VCR thinks it has a tape in it and trys to load it.
When this happens , the deck jams and shuts the whole system down.
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You're describing what could be a loose or worn loading belt problem, most of the vcr mechanisms used in these combos use one to load the tape and thread it for it to play or record, that is why you have to keep puhing the tape untill the machine accepts the tape and you have to keep pressing play untill it starts the play function.
unfortunately the tape clamp sensor is broken or worn, or could have dust or dirt obstructing it and they don't have parts for these anymore, the tape clamp sensor is like a tiny white plastic sensor only a few millimeters in size with a red eye inside the edge of the tape carriage, and needs possible cleaning, it could be something as simple as dirt inside the mechanism over the sensors, the Tv will power down when the error occurs not much you can do if a clean or high output air blow of the components don't do the trick. sometimes dirt in the circuit can cause it to do that too, ....im surprised it lasted this long actually they were great for the bedroom, i had one ages ago they are available on ebay for about $100 or under now ...Sorry i couldn't be of more help.......you may get away with disconnecting the white feed ribbon cable that powers the tape cartridge and just use it as a DVD and Tv, that should stop the error.
What you're describing is common when the center LED has failed / gone out. If you're really good at taking a unit like this apart and putting it back together - and not too bad with a solder stick you could attempt this one yourself... It is a pretty intensive repair but not difficult for a good shop just time consuming.
The part isn't too expensive either, just an infared LED... In fact, we've run a bit short on stock once in awhile and bought one of the off the shelf versions from Radio Shack which worked just fine.