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How do I get my VCR to tape programs

I go to menu and put in the channel, time to go of and to go off,etc. It shows that it's taping, but when I check it after rewinding it, I get NO picture showing. What am I doing wrong? I need a manual, as this was a gift from a friend and I wasn't given a manual.

Sony VCR Model SLV-N55

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Two things to check here. Lets verify the basic functioning of the unit. Have you tried playing back a pre-recorded tape? If so, please post the results here. I suspect that a pre-recorded tape will fail as well. If so, I'll post instructions on how to resolve the problem.

Please keep me posted.

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Dan

Posted on Dec 31, 2008

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