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VCR does not record when programmed to do so

I just picked this up from a thrift store. I programmed the clock to know that it's 10/20/08, and 6:15. I then programmed a recording to start on 10/20 at 6:18 and stop at 6:20, and turned off the VCR. However, at 6:18, nothing happened. When I turned the VCR back on at 6:21, the program was gone.

I have checked after exiting out of the menu to make sure that my program is still there, and it is. I have also tried leaving the VCR on during the time when it is supposed to record, but nothing happens.

The VCR does record properly if I just push the record button.

Any ideas on how I can make this work?

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  • Sorkaa Oct 21, 2008


  • honeybebe Dec 23, 2008

    I did the Same thing you did second hand, won't record only play so i don't have a clue on what to do except piched this to the trash and buy me a new one with no problem.

  • jason May 11, 2010

    does it play tapes?



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Is there a option to turn timer rec on/off?

Posted on Oct 22, 2008

  • jason Oct 22, 2008

    if thats not the problem then there is a digital chip or component preventing it from starting the timer

    then it would have to be tested to determine the exact component orr chip that has caused the malfunction




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