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Cannot change tape speed on my vcr

I have an admiral vcr and the remote is broken As far as I can see the remote was the only way to change te tape speed. There is nothing on the menu options and nothing on the device itself. Am I missing something? Is there something else I can do to change the speed?

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  • sackettearl Jan 10, 2009

    need to change speed with out remote

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I had to find a compatible Admiral remote.

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