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LOST MY HANDBOOK, AND CANT USE THE UNIT BECAUSE IT HAS A red KEY symbol and the word safe, how to unlock this , thanks

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You have pressed C.LOCK (child lock) which turns off the control buttons on the front of the unit Press C.LOCK again to switch off the child lock. OFF will appear in the display window. See:

Posted on Sep 04, 2007


Yee, I got it. You have to switch with remote control to VCR mode in order to unlock the CHILD LOCK. When you are in VCR mode press C.LOCK to switch off the child lock!

Have a nice day!

Posted on Oct 24, 2007


Maybe the processor`ve broken.

Posted on Jun 20, 2007


Sry, I have the same problem. I have tried everything and I am going to take to some "specialist" now. But it is sad there`s nothing to do. I cant find any code ot anything. Nobosy knows.

Posted on Apr 26, 2007

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