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I have a Mitsubishi HS_U550 VHS recorder/player. The Power Button doesn't turn it on when plugged in to active outlet. No power up sound or display. Any suggestions to fix? Robin

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Is yours fitted with a fuse in the wall plug? Replace that and see if that fixes the issue. Often the checking the simple stuff first saves you a lot of money.

Posted on Jun 11, 2020

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  • Robin Smith
    Robin Smith Jun 11, 2020

    Unfortunately there is no wall plug fuse. Just a plain cord. Other ideas?

  • Simon Atkinson
    Simon Atkinson Jun 11, 2020

    it’s a long time since i worked with VHS players so my advice is limited. Is it a fixed power lead or a removable one. if it’s removable try a different power lead.
    I think some VHS players were fitted with internal fuses. You might need to get a specialist VCR repairer to open the player up to check the internal fuses and circuit boards.
    You might have consider replacing the player as it could be cheaper.

  • Robin Smith
    Robin Smith Jun 11, 2020

    Thanks Simon. It is a fixed power lead. If my only option is to open up the machine, I think it would cheaper to find a working one on Ebay. I thought maybe I was doing something wrong with the other buttons. Unless I hear other non-internal tech ideas, this machine to going to someone more technical than me. Thanks again.

  • Simon Atkinson
    Simon Atkinson Jun 12, 2020

    No problem, glad i could help. Try Googling for VCR sales websites. There are websites out there that sell nearly new and reconditioned machines. Tell them what you have, what’s wrong with it and they might offer a small trade in for it.



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