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The sleep timer is set for 6 seconds, and refuses to permit us to change it.

Works great! ... for 6 seconds. Then it shuts off. We change the sleep setting, and it changes itself right back. At least that seems to be what happens. Wasn't there a TV show called 'short attention span theatre'? I should send them this VCR. It's perfect for someone with a 5 second attention span...

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Re: The sleep timer is set for 6 seconds, and refuses to...

You may have to contact the manufacturer for a "Factory Reset" I cannot find any information about this online. call the tech support number in the manual

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