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I can only get snow on my tv screen

I have a Zenith TV, a Tivo and a Sony DVD recorder. I have a remote control for each. I keep pressing TV/VCR source on the Zenith remote and nothing happens. At first the screen was black with the little blue TV/DVR or Video Square up in the right hand corner of the screen, but I bumped something and now all I get is snow. I push the little Tivo icon on my Tivo remote and nothing happens. The TV was fine yesterday.

How do I get out of this so I can watch TV?

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Installation Steps:
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Insert Game Pak fully into the Control Deck.
Plug the controller(s) into the front of the Control Deck using the left-most port for one-player games.
Plug the AC Adapter into the back of the Control Deck. Plug the other end into a wall outlet.
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Slide the Power Switch on (toward the Game Pak).
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Installation Steps:

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Place the yellow end of the AV cable into the Video "in" on the back of the VCR. Connect the white or red end of the cable to Audio "in" ("left" or "mono"). Use a slight twisting motion when inserting each cable and ensure the cables are firmly pressed into the input.
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If there is no picture on the TV screen: Back to top
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If there is no picture on the TV screen: Back to top
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