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Vcr will not tape

When programming and push set the program disappears so i push menu.Is this the right way to program.The time is set right so i can't understabd what I am doing wrong pl4ease advise.
Sandy Ley@ east

link.ca My vcr is a sharp H810

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Hi there!

thanks for using Fixya.com!

You want to program? May I ask, what programming you wanted to do? I just want to clarify.

Thanks!

Posted on Feb 18, 2009

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Hi thank you for choosing Fixya.com.

log on this site and all of your question with your vcr will answer.

just follow the instruction very carefully..

hope i help you to soled your problem

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Hi!
Please see tape sppeds before taping. It would be like SP (standard play) LP (long play) and EP or SLP (extended play). For a normal size tape SP provides 2 hours, LP four hours and EP six hours

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    Rylee Smith Feb 18, 2009


    Please tell me from which source do you want to record? Like coaxial input for cable television or sets of three RCA jacks, red for right audio, white for left audio and yellow for video.



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    Rylee Smith Feb 18, 2009

    If you are recording it from a cable box, you may need to set the VCR to channel 3 and then select the desired channel on the cable box. 


    If you don't have a cable box but instead hook up your cable directly to the VCR, you may need to set the TV to channel 3 and the VCR to the channel you want to record.

  • Rylee Smith
    Rylee Smith Feb 18, 2009

    For programming it first press the program button and then the set button. You will need to tell the machine---


    1. The channel

    2. The day of the program

    3. The time to start and end, including hour and minute

    4. AM or PM

    5. Which of the three speeds to record at.
    So there is a lot of things you have to tell your VCR. As you are dealing with a machine you will need to tell it 05 rather than 5 for five o'clock.




    If you are reusing an old tape, wind it back to the beginning and check that the erasure-prevention tab is still present. If it's been broken off, you can't record.

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Do you want to tune stations in VCR or trying to record a program. Please give bit details.

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Do u have the VCR seup for the right input source? this info is in the main menu.

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First turn off the unit for 10 minutes .

Posted on Feb 18, 2009

  • SAM ANDERSON Feb 18, 2009

    If you are trying to record a program than you need to hit menu option .

    And record the program .
    Yes it is the right way to record a program.




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