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Says tape copy protected

I am trying to copy my old home VHS movies to DVD. I did one successfully but now all of the remaining ones have the same problem. I get a message saying that the tape is copy protected. How can that be when there are movies I made myself. Anyone know what to do about this? Thanks.

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  • alindasong Feb 06, 2009

    Thank you for answering. That is not the problem. I am not trying to tape onto the VHS but the VHS to the DVD. However, I did try that(just in case) but it didn't work

  • alindasong Feb 07, 2009

    I was able to fix my problem with a few online chats and a phone call. I just had to reset the machine (held the fast forward and rewind buttons for 5 seconds) and it worked after that.

  • alindasong Feb 07, 2009

    I am back to say that the reset fix was temporary. It worked on one tape and now I have the same problem all over again. Resetting does not work. Samsung says I need to have it repaired. I don't know if I should just buy a new one.
    I wonder if I could try hooking another VCR up to it and try only using the DVD recorder side of it.


  • dreila Feb 21, 2009

    My Samsung DVD-VR375 has had this problem with every tape. I got it to dub from VHS to DVD and it says all my home movies are copy protected. Of course they aren't. I tried the "reset" solution posted here (press FF and REW together for 5 sec) and nothing happened. Is there anything that needs to be done BEFORE pressing those buttons to reset the machine? Does it need to be playing or just turned on?

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There is a hole at the top of the cassette kind of square and they are on left and right side place a piece of tape over it and they should work .

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