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Lost audio and video 20 minutes after turning the tv. The screen is blue and remote, setup, menus, timers appear correctly set

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You say that you lost audio and video but the screen is blue. That indicates that the majority of the circuits are working OK. To display anything on the screen the high voltage and drive circuits would be working ok. Try an input other than cable (the tuner input) and see what happens. If your unit works through those inputs then you have a bad tuner or matrix IC. If that doesn't give you any results then you probably have a microprocessor issue. The bad news is that Apex does not support their equipment so if the problem is not simple it will probably not be reparable. Good luck.

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select one of the five Serviceman Adjustment modes.

The modes are:

B - Serviceman VCJ SUB Adjustments. These include sub-tint,
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CHK - the mode you first entered. Normal picture and sound, lets
you check things over and still have a hotkey into the
service menu.

There is one more adjustment that isn't in the five modes, it's
global. When in either the yellow or red CHK mode, you can press
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This lets you select a pure white, red, green, or blue screen. A
good thing to walk away from if you just want to temporarily freak
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Change from spanish to english


The Plug In Menu comes up automatically when you first turn on the TV after plugging it in. The

Plug In Menu helps you to get your TV ready to use by letting you set your preferences for:

• The Language in which you want the onscreen menus to appear,

• The Auto Tuner Setup of which channels you wish to receive,

• Setting the TV's clock to the correct time so your timer functions will work properly.

Descriptions of each of the Plug In Menu features appear on this page and the next.We recommend

you complete the Plug In Menu setup first so your TV is set up just the way you want,

right away.


Auto Tuner Setup


You can choose to view your onscreen menus in three languages: English (ENG.), French

(FRAN.), or Spanish (ESP.).

Press the MENU button

Press RIGHT or LEFT button to choose a language
You will not need to press the MENU button to enter this screen from the Plug In Menu.

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Timer recording can be programmed on-screen with
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EXAMPLE: Program a timer recording for the 26th day,
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When a TV is connected with an audio/video cable, turn the
TV and this VCR on and select the video input mode on the

• After timer recording is completed, the VCR turns off
• You can program the timer recording while a regular
recording is in progress; the menu screens will not be
• The timer recording will start at 20 seconds before the time
you predetermined.

Press MENU on the Remote.
Check the “TIMER REC SET”
option is selected, then press

Press SET –/+ to select one of
the program lines, then press

Press SET –/+ to select the
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Set the start time, end time,
channel and tape speed as in
step 3.
NOTE: To record from external
source, press SET –/+
and set the channel to
"L". "L" will appear next
to CH 125 (or 69).

To enter other programs,
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press MENU twice to return
to the normal screen.

Press TIMER on the Remote.
The power will go off, the
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light and the VCR stands by
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Press the SET –/+ to select the
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ee section C. Windows Live Messenger in the info below to setup the Audio & Video.
Also send this to your family and friends so they have their computer setup properly.
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Please follow the instructions given below... =)

Setting the clock

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You can manually set the date, year and present time
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2 Select the desired items using  or  (month,
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for several seconds to set the time in 10-minute
10/30/04 10:200AM
4 Repeat steps 2 and 3 to set the date, year and
present time, and press ENTER. The SETUP MENU
will close.
This completes clock time setting.
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AUTO CLOCK function.
When you want to set the auto clock function to “OFF”,
select “AUTO CLOCK”, press ENTER and select “OFF”
from the list.

Auto clock setting
You must connect the antenna or cable before connecting
the AC cord to the power source.
Wait 30 minutes with the power turned off, after the
antenna or cable is connected, for the auto clock
feature to activate.
After the clock is set automatically, you may have to set
the time zone and daylight saving time. (See page 26.)
Press STANDBY/ON to turn on the DVD/VCR after the
auto clock operation completed.
• When shipped from the factory, the “AUTO CLOCK”
option is set to “ON” position.
• If you turn the DVD/VCR on during auto clock
setting, the clock is not set.
• After a power failure or disconnection of the power
plug, the clock setting will be lost. In this case, wait
30 minutes before turning the DVD/VCR on.
• With cable box connection, if the auto clock setting
is unsuccessful, select the PBS channel carrying
the XDS information, then turn the DVD/VCR off.
After 30 minutes, turn the DVD/VCR on.
• If the clock is not set automatically, set the clock

In the rare event that you live within the broadcast range
of two stations in two different time zones, the DVD/VCR
may recognize the wrong station for the auto clock set.
To correct the situation:
Select “STANDARD TIME” and select the time zone from
the list below.
Selectable time zones and correction times
ATLANTIC: GMT – 4 hours
(GMT: Greenwich Mean Time)
EASTERN: GMT – 5 hours
CENTRAL: GMT – 6 hours
MOUNTAIN: GMT – 7 hours
PACIFIC: GMT – 8 hours
ALASKA: GMT – 9 hours
HAWAII: GMT – 10 hours
• When shipped from the factory, the “TIME ZONE” is
set to “AUTOMATIC”.
• After making the auto clock setting, in some cases
the clock may display another time zone. You can
correct the clock by selecting your time zone
setting above.
• When the clock is not set or you set the clock
manually, the time zone setting is not available.
You can set the clock to daylight saving time automatically
or manually.
To select daylight saving time, select “DAYLIGHT
SAVING TIME” and select “ON”, while to cancel the
daylight saving time, select “OFF”.
ON: For manual setting (forward 1 hour)
OFF: For manual setting (back 1 hour)
AUTOMATIC: For automatic setting (read XDS in
the signal)
• When you want to set daylight saving time, on the
first Sunday in April you set it to “ON”, and on the
last Sunday in October you set it to “OFF”.
• When shipped from the factory, the “DAYLIGHT
SAVING TIME” option is set to “AUTOMATIC”.
• When the clock is not set, the daylight saving time
setting is not available.
• When there is no daylight saving time in your area,
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