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VCR not timer recording, VCR will not turn on with timer

I have programmed all my shows to my JVC VCR, and it does not acknowledge the shows, will not turn on.

My VCR only works when you record directly, but not when a show is on timer record.

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  • mjc8456 Mar 02, 2009

    I've already unplugged the VCR and let it sit 10 minutes, then I reprogrammed my shows on the Timer.

    Still nothing!!!

    Now what? Believe me, I did everything you could think of.


  • mjc8456 Mar 02, 2009

    Thanks for getting back to me with a great answer. Unfortunately, I do get a blue menu screen, I've reset the time and date, plus re-programmed my shows to come on timer.

    It still does not acknowledge my timed shows!!

    Any other suggestions??


  • mjc8456 Mar 02, 2009

    Hi, thanks, the dates and time are fine. I will try clicking?? the timer button on my remote? Where is there a TIMER button? I thought you just said OK/Yes after you set up your shows which brings you back to menu. That's the way I've always done it!

    I'll try your way and see, thanks again!


  • mjc8456 Mar 03, 2009

    Oh My God, thanks sooooooooo much for your thorough description of the "Timer" method! I set it, and I'm off and running, let's see if it works!!

    If yes, then again, thanks sooooo much, I feel so silly now!

    Marcy


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If no menu, unplug, and let it set a few minutes. Replug and the on-screen menu should appear. Reset the set-up (date, etc). I had the same experience as one of the other posters with JVC customer service telling me the menu button on the remote was malfunctioning, and I should purchase a new remote from them.
After you input your programming, be sure to hit the Timer button on your remote. If you want to change tapes or playback, you will need to hit the Timer button again (take it off Timer) for access to your VCR. Be sure to reset it to Timer afterwards, or you will not be able to record.

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  • hunterj2 Mar 02, 2009

    After reprogramming, have you clicked the TIMER button on your remote? This is the only way to activate programming. Once the TIMER is engaged the VCR power turns off and a little rectangle appears on your display, next to the time of day, and recording will happen as you have scheduled it. If for any reason you press TIMER and take it out of the recording mode, you can watch other tapes, or change tapes, but you must once again activate TIMER to record. In addition, did you double-check the dates and times you have programmed?



  • hunterj2 Mar 03, 2009

    This is probably the only VCR that requires programming be locked in with the Timer button. If you have the standard remote that came with the JVC vcr, it is found on the bottom third of the remote--middle button between vcr/tv and cancel/reset. Set your programs, press Timer, and you are good to go. Need to remove tape or watch another tape? You must unset Timer by pressing it. Once again, you must press Timer in order to record. You will see a little rectangle appear on your VCR display that tells you that you are in the programming mode.

  • hunterj2 Mar 04, 2009

    Great! I had problems remembering that pesky timer button as well. Seems to be an anomaly with the JVC.

    Jo Ella

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