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"SAFE" I moved the VCR from downstairs and set it upstairs. I turned it on and found the code for the remote and turned it to channel 3. Then I inserted a tape. After that, no matter what I do or which button on the front of the VCR I press, the word "SAFE" appears on the display.

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  • Mike Testart May 06, 2007

    Sorry, that did not work. I can't even eject the tape. Any button I press brings on "SAFE".

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Greetings Spock! Although I worked for an authorized rca service depot for 12 years, and worked on many, I can't remember the solution to your problem, and Thompson Consumer Electronics (RCA/GE) don't even accknowledge they ever sold vcr's..I went to RCA.com and your model comes up as "does not exist"...Anyway...I know I've worked on that model, and if you have the book, check the section about parental lock, or Key lock...your RCA could very well be Samsung inside, and if so press and hold the tv/vcr button for 5 seconds and that will release the key lock feature. It is there so if you set the timer, or just don't want the kids messing with it, you can lock all the key functions, and the unit will do nothing except display "safe" Hope this helps...Live long & prosper!

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