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How can I record TV show? What buttons do I push?

I have my vcr hooked up to an old Magnavox. at first when I pushed the record it lit up but didnt record. now it will not even light up. how do i record off the TV? power is on and vcr will play tapes. thanks

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Well my friend, you have many variables that can cause this issue. Here is a list.

  1. Check the tape record prevention tab to see if it is not missing that will cause it NOT to let you record. Put a piece of scotch tape over it if you wish to use that tape.
  2. Make sure it plays back. If it does not play back, it might not record.
  3. Turn the TV on, look for Audio and "Video Out" and connect it to the INPUT Video Out and Audio Out. You cannot use the TV to power the VCR. The power plug must be connected to the wall outlet.
One of these should solve your issue.

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Posted on Mar 02, 2009

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