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Only sound and No picture in Toshiba DVD/VCR combo

I have a SD-V392SU DVD/VCR combo, serial no. AD14269096 A , which I purchased from Costco. I have shifted residence and tried to reconnect the player. I have a 3 pin( Yellow,White, Red) cable and a S Video cable from from player output to my TV input. Albeit the DVD player functions well, the VCR pays ONLY the sound and there is NO picture.

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maybe your connections are wrong.

The yellow pin is for video, while the white and red pin are for audio left and right.

So, your wires will be connected to video and audio "OUT" from your player and connected to "IN" respectively on your TV.

That's how it gos. Its a input and output law. The Player will be sending out the pictures and sounds (OUT) and the TV will be receiving from the other end (IN).

Its as simple is that. But if there is still no picture, then cross check your video wire (yellow), maybe its bad.

Good luck.

Posted on Apr 28, 2010


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