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Vcr does not run

I HOOKED UP MY RECENTLY PURCHASED USED SONY VCR MODEL# SLV-685HF TO MY JVC TV AND TUNED IT TO CHANNEL 3. WHEN I TURN ON THE SONY VCR REMOTE MODEL # V203A, BY PRESSING THE POWER BUTTON, THE VCR TURNS ON, THE POWER LIGHT GOES ON. BUT NOTHING ELSE WORKS. I.E.,I CANNOT CHANGE CHANNELS ON THE VCR, BUT I CAN CHANGE THE CHANNELS OTHE TV. I DO NOT HAVE A USER MANUAL FOR THE VCR. WHAT AM I DOING WRONG?
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Try changing the channels on the VCR itself. If you can do that, then it would indicate a problem with the VCR's remote. If you are still unable to change channels on the VCR manually, it could indicate a circuitry problem, for which you will have to get the VCR serviced.

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