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Weekly timer recording not working

Hi there, We are able to get the timer recording (hard drive) working on this unit if we program it to 'once only' but when trying to put in 'weekly', it does not record. It does switch itself on when it is due to record (and stays on) but does not record. We notice that in the right hand column of the programming menu we get 'rec. ok' when doing 'once only' (and it works), but when doing 'weekly' we just get 'rec.', without the 'ok'. In our first couple of weeks owning this unit, the weekly recording function did work, but then stopped working unexpectedly. We have reset unit and gone carefully through owner's manual many times but can't find what we are doing wrong. Any help MUCH appreciated. Kate

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Re: Weekly timer recording not working

Have you tried setting the clock to manual mode: Page 18 in the manual I think.

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I have found the unit works on weekly or daily IF the unit is left in standy mode.. If not you get the message "Duplicate Date" after it attempts to record.. where the REC or RECOK message is displayed.. It is a "B" nuisance

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