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Zv420mw8 magnavox vhs to dvd recorder

I'm trying to record a vhs to a dvd and every time I hit the record on the dvd it clears the picture off the screen and records black with no sound. Any thoughts?

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    I can't figure how to recod a dvd

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I have lost my remote to my Digital Video Disc Recorder with Videeo Cassette Recorder #ZV420MW8. I would like to know how to go about getting a replacement. Thank You, Diane Wotton dianewotton@yahoo.com

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Are you pressing the record button on the actual box? I'm not sure if you are supposed to be able to record that way, but I can't either. If that is what you've been trying, then I suggest this:

What I had to do was hit the "Dubbing" button on the remote control. It will automatically start the VHS tape and start recording to DVD.

Hope this helps.

Posted on Nov 11, 2008

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