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T.V. shuts off when I try to play a DVD in the built-in player

My Magnavox T.V. has a built-in DVD player and a built-in VHS player. Neither player will work. When I try to play a DVD, the screen flashes and the entire tv shuts off. I've unpluged the satellite cable to see if thats the problem and it still won't work. I've tried putting the tv on different channels (3, 4) and that doesn't work either. Help!!!

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  • cplrob Oct 16, 2008

    The VCR player on the tv works fine. However, anytime I try to do anything with the DVD player, the entire tv powers off.

  • cplrob Oct 17, 2008

    I earlier said both did not work, because my fiance told me that. I later found out the VCR player works fine. I tried what you suggested, but when I loaded the VCR and hit stop, it stopped like it should. Its only when I try to do anything with the DVD player that the t.v. flashes and shuts off. Its not instant though....when I hit the play button, the t.v. appears to change to DVD mode. Then after about five seconds, the t.v. shuts off.

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Try putting in a VCR tape let it load and hit stop. If the set stays on it's the VCR deck causing the problem. It will be either be bad sensors or LED or possibly the mode switch. Let me know if this helps.

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  • Anonymous Oct 17, 2008

    First you say "Neither player will work."
    Then you say "The VCR player on the tv works fine'

    Which is it ?

    Did you do what I suggested ?

    The timing on the VCR will shut down the TV .

    Nothing in the DVD will shut down the TV.

    I'm just trying to help you.

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