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Non-operating VCR My VCR suddenly stopped playing a film I had recorded and the symbol of a lock appeared on the screen. Since then haven't been able to play any tapes, though the will rewind OK. Inspected all the Menu controls but could not find anything applicable to this problem

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Re: Non-operating VCR

It was a parental lock gone wrong. Couldn't be fixed. VCR discarded.

Posted on May 20, 2007

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Re: Non-operating VCR

Sounds like a parental lock...but not familiar if this model has that option

Posted on May 20, 2007

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