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TV GUIDE The TV guide feature on the DVR is constantly reseting and I have to wait 24 hours for it to work again Because my kids use it I am not sure what they are doing that causes this. There has not been a loss of power. What could cause this?

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Try this (with the original remote): Reset TV Guide On Screen
1. Press the TV Guide button
2. Curser up and over to the SETUP menu
3. Select Change system settings (highlight only)
4. Enter the following numbers … 753159852 (setup mode)
5. Enter the following numbers … 653274147 (reset mode)

It will take some time for the guide to download, but it worked for me.

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Sometimes this can be cause by a intermittant power strip or extension cord.. Check it out and please report back?.

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Try this (with the original remote): Reset TV Guide On Screen
1. Press the TV Guide button
2. Curser up and over to the SETUP menu
3. Select Change system settings (highlight only)
4. Enter the following numbers … 753159852 (setup mode)
5. Enter the following numbers … 653274147 (reset mode)

It will take some time to get the guide downloaded, but it works.

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