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I have a Magnavox Disc Recorder &Video Cassette Recorder.

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I have a Magnavox...

I have a Magnavox Disc Recorder &Video Cassette Recorder. Something is wrong. I can play a DVD but I can not get a VHS Tape to play. Every time I put a tape in it cuts off.. I get this info on my TV.Sp e Li(Rear)

Technician's Assistant: What's the make/model of your device? How old is it?

Can you help me?

Technician's Assistant: How long has this been going on? What troubleshooting have you tried?

It started about 2 Days ago. I have tried all I know how by Putting the Tape in and following the way I have always worked the Tape when I turn it on.I am 87 years old and do not know that much about the modern Machines.

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Is there a cost for this?

Technician's Assistant: You just pay a $5 deposit now and the rest only when you get a reply from the Technician. All of this is 100% satisfaction guaranteed, so you can get a refund if you're not happy for any reason.

I will try my local Tech. before I go any further. Thanks anyway.

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Consumer Electronics
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Electronics Technician: Pete, Electronic Engineer replied 8 months ago
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Electronics Technician: Pete, Electronic Engineer replied 8 months ago

Over time, the VHS mechanism will wear out and components may fail, which will prevent it from working normally.

It will require a repair by your local tech.

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