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96 manual honda accord- problems shifting into reverse

I'm having issues shifting my 96 accord into reverse. I'm new to driving a manual transmission so I checked the manual for the car so see if there was some sort of trick I was missing. It said there was a safety lock that keeps you from going into reverse from 5th gear, but that was all.
Since I'm new to driving a stick, I'm not entirely sure what to check or what even could be the problem. Any ideas?

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Is the tranny just hard to put into reverse? Check with mechanic and see if you need clutch adjusted. Also try pushing down on the shifter to bypass the safety. Most have to be pushed down from the top of the shifter in order to go in to reverse.

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