After having my Magnavox MWR20v6 DVD Recorder w/VCR for less than a year, it started acting as if there is a proverbial ghost in the machine. I would turn it on and would stay on for a few seconds, then turn itself off. The owner's manual said to unplug it and to hit the timer set on the remote. Neither worked. I unplugged it for a while and it seemed to be working again but would only play about 45 minutes of the DVD I was watching then shut itself off again. After trying to turn it back on, it would automatically go off after a few seconds, also switching from DVD mode to VHS. It's like it is possessed. I tried unplugging it again and this time it worked for only about 20 minutes. So, obviously unplugging it and hitting the timer set to cancel the timer standby mode (which I never used anyway, so I can't see how that could have been the problem) does not fix the problem of the player turning itself off in the middle of playback or just not coming on at all or staying on for just a few seconds. Can this be fixed or should I just throw it in the trash and buy a new one?