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Tochiba vc-522 timer recording

Does not come on when timer is set. how to fix this. any ideas?

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You may already know this, but you must push the timer button and the one on it's left, marked in red at the same time to set, and then the timer light comes on. and the unit shuts off. I just bought one with no manual, so I'm working my way through it.

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Do you have the remote which came with it? Most VCRs of the last 10 years require the remote to setup a timed record, or for that matter, most of the advanced functions- beyond play/rewind/ffwd, etc.

Assuming you do have the remote, and the correct time is set, and the timed record properly setup, some VCRs require a the On-Timed-Record button to be pushed. This sets the VCR in a wait mode, until the time set for the recording to begin.

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