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Apex adv-3800 ''LOCKED''

Do not have a manual to fix this an there is not a tape in the player to say it is stuck.

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SOURCE: DVD/VCR combo player won't work

I had a similar problem and corrected it with a solution found on another site. Try hitting the I/P button on the remote which controls whether "Interlaced" or "Progressive Scan" is used to display the image on the TV. Mine worked when "Interlaced" was used. but no picture was displayed when "Progressive Scan" was used. The I/P button toggles between the two settings.

Posted on Jul 19, 2007

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SOURCE: Apex adv #3800

Clean the eye... try another disc, apex usually pretty robust unit. Glass eye near center spindle, clear alcohol, swab gently.
Loading indicates unit doesn't see the disc..

Posted on Mar 27, 2009

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SOURCE: APEX Digital VCR&DVD PLAYER ADV-3800 will not play DVD's.

What it so far done, it looks pretty fine. I'd break apart the problem if is posible to do it, i mean maybe you have some other sets around the house or some friend who have them.

  • i'd test the dvd/vcr in a different tv
  • i'd test the tv with a different dvd
i would start over again the installation after this test.

the reason is to know if you can trust in those sets and second maybe with some other try the installation works

Posted on May 02, 2009

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PLEASE GIVE ME THE CODE(S)THAT WOULD ALLOW MY BIG EASY ONE FOR ALL REMOTE TO OPERATE MY APEX DIGITAL VCR/DVD PLAYER- MDEL # ADV-3800.


Visit this site for more details. Type in the site name "Electro-help" either Google or Yahoo search box [not in the address bar of your browser], and click search. It is an electronic equipments service help site. All details you want are there. Note the position of hyphen in between words in site name, when you type it in. The site will appear as it is in web; subtitled as service help to electronic home entertainement equipments.
Pull up older posts. You can get all details.

May 29, 2012 | Apex Digital ADV3800 DVD Player/VCR

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ADV-3800, how do I set the clock


Press VCR button to change into VCR Mode and follow the procedures below.

1 Press the SETUP button on the remote control.
2 Press the ENTER button, while highlighting CLOCK SET.
3 Set the current date and time with button or NUMBER button.
For DATE SET, follow the order of Month/Day/ Year ; for TIME SET, follow the order of Hour/Minute in CLOCK SET screen.
4 Press SETUP button after completed.

You can find your complete manual HERE.
Click DOWNLOAD THE DOCUMENT, and then in area 2 enter the verification code, and click download now.

Mar 01, 2011 | Apex Digital ADV3800 DVD Player/VCR

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APEX Digital VCR&DVD PLAYER ADV-3800 will not play DVD's.


What it so far done, it looks pretty fine. I'd break apart the problem if is posible to do it, i mean maybe you have some other sets around the house or some friend who have them.
  • i'd test the dvd/vcr in a different tv
  • i'd test the tv with a different dvd
i would start over again the installation after this test.

the reason is to know if you can trust in those sets and second maybe with some other try the installation works

May 01, 2009 | Apex Digital ADV3800 DVD Player/VCR

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Apex adv #3800


Clean the eye... try another disc, apex usually pretty robust unit. Glass eye near center spindle, clear alcohol, swab gently.
Loading indicates unit doesn't see the disc..

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One4all-6131 remote and apex digital adv-3800


none of the published codes for one4all work for a mintek tv&dvd/video/player let me know plss at bigbadtaz06@aol.com

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APEX 3800 DVD COmbo


My Unit is locked, I don't know how it happen, How do I unlock the Unit?

Nov 27, 2007 | Apex Digital ADV3800 DVD Player/VCR

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My apex ADV3800


TRY TAKING THE TOP OFF FROM THE UNIT. UNSCREW THE SCREWS AND SLIDE THE TOP OFF. THEN LOOK AT THE TAPE TO SEE IF ITS BEEN CRUSHED. IF SO LOOK AT THE TOP OF THE MECH. AND UNSCREW TWO SCREWS AND LIFT IT UP AND TAKE THE TAPE OUT

Oct 21, 2007 | Apex Digital ADV3800 DVD Player/VCR

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DVD/VCR combo player won't work


I had a similar problem and corrected it with a solution found on another site. Try hitting the I/P button on the remote which controls whether "Interlaced" or "Progressive Scan" is used to display the image on the TV. Mine worked when "Interlaced" was used. but no picture was displayed when "Progressive Scan" was used. The I/P button toggles between the two settings.

Dec 19, 2006 | Apex Digital ADV3800 DVD Player/VCR

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