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How to remove mute without a remote controller

I've just been given an Akai vs-j200ea without a remote. I've tuned the tv to the video and I get a picture but it there is an icon with a speaker crossed out coming up on the tv screen - I'm guessing somehow the mute option was activated via the remote control last time the video was played and somehow its been saved - how do I remove the mute issue (I have no remote control - is there any kind of reset button inside?) or fix the problem if its not a mute problem?

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Re: How to remove mute without a remote controller

Sorry but there is not a reset button and it looks to me as a damage chip is truth that tere is a mute option in your vcr but I have fix that problem before and was a bad chip look for a teh to help you but remember a new vcr cost is verry low so dont spend to much in that one..good luck

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