Magnavox cmwR20v6 manual Others, Troubleshooting, Symptom, Remedy

Models: cmwR20v6

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Before requesting service for this unit, check the table below for a possible cause of the problem you are experiencing. Some simple checks or a minor adjustment on your part may eliminate the problem and restore proper performance.







The power does not turn on.

• Check that the AC power cord is connected securely.




• (In case of power failure) Check the breaker.



• Press [TIMER SET] to cancel the timer standby mode.


There is no picture.

Re-connect the connecting cord securely.



• Check if the connecting cords are damaged.



• Check the connection to your TV (page 14).



• Check the RF output channel when you view a TV program using



RF connection.



• Switch the input selector on your TV (such as to “EXT1”) so that



the signal from this unit appears on the TV screen.


TV program reception does not fill

• Try to set the channels with “Auto Channel Preset” or “Manual Channel


the screen.

Preset” in the Setup menu (pages 19-20).



• Select a channel of any TV program using the [CHANNEL - /+].



• Press [VIDEO/TV] if necessary.


TV program pictures are distorted.

• Adjust TV antenna.



• Adjust the picture (see the TV’s instruction manual).



• Place the unit and TV farther apart.



• Place the TV and any bunched antenna cables farther apart.


TV channels cannot be changed.

• Switch the input to TV.



• Connect the antenna cable correctly (page 14).


Playback picture is distorted.

• Keep the equipment which may cause electrical disturbances, such



as a cellular phone, away.


The playback picture or TV

• If the playback picture output from a DVD player, VCR or tuner


program from the equipment

goes through the unit before reaching your TV, the copy-protection


connected through the unit is

signal applied to some programs could affect picture quality.


Disconnect the playback equipment in question and connect it



directly to your TV.



There is no sound.

Re-connect all connections securely.


• The connecting cord is damaged.



• Check the connections to the amplifier input.



• The input source setting on the amplifier is incorrect.


• The unit is in pause mode or in Slow forward/Slow reverse play.




• The unit is in fast forward or fast reverse mode.




The channel cannot be changed

• Set the TV’s input to “TV”.


from the channel you are recording.





Nothing was recorded even though

• There was a power failure during recording.


you set the timer setting correctly.

• The internal clock of the unit stopped due to a power failure that



lasted for more than 30 seconds. Reset the clock (pages 22-24).



• Disconnect the AC power cord from the AC outlet, and connect it








• The program contains copy protection signals that restricts copying.



• The timer setting overlapped with another setting that has priority.


Timer Recording is not completed

• The timer setting overlapped with another setting that has priority


or did not start from the beginning.

(page 32).





• Disc space was not enough.


Timer Recording is impossible.

• Make sure


appears on the front panel display of this unit. If not,





press [TIMER SET].


The remote control does not work.

• Check the antenna or cable connection to the main unit.



• Check the battery life of the remote control.



• Check if there is an obstacle between the sensor and the remote








• Test the signal output. If OK, then possible remote sensor trouble.



(Refer to “IR SIGNAL CHECK” on page 5.)



• Press [DVD] or [VCR], whichever you need. Then, try again.



• Press [TIMER SET] to cancel the timer standby mode.


The unit does not operate properly.

• When static electricity, etc., causes the unit to operate abnormally,



unplug the unit and then plug it again.






Changing the Before you start Connections Getting started Recording Playing discs Editing Setup menu VCR functions Others

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Magnavox cmwR20v6 manual Others, Troubleshooting, Symptom, Remedy