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Dvd vcr will not even recognise a tape in the recorder... we rarely use the vcr part of our combo but the tape player does nott

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Put a piece of scotch tape over the little square on the tape platic case bottom left......your recorder thinks it is a protected tape

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  • pjbclark Mar 05, 2009

    plastic case (sorry)

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