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RCA VR678HF display reads, "LOCK." Nothing will work!

This is a GREAT VCR that I use as a tuner for my television. As a result, my tv has the best picture I've ever seen other than a HD picture. And the display is a bright orange that can easily be seen across the room.

Anyway, last week the display on VCR read suddenly read "lock" and all buttons on the remote and on VCR no longered worked. It has totally shut down and there's nothing on the on-screen menu that covers this dilemma. Even when unplugging the vcr for 2 days, it will still read "lock" and nothing works.

How do I "unlock" my VCR?

-steve

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Held down on-off button on remote control for 10 seconds.

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