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Vcr will not work

Display shows "safe" and is inoperable

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  • Anonymous Nov 02, 2007

    I was given a Crown CRV2250 VCR without the Remote Control or the User Guide. When switched on I get a blue screen saying SAFE. Front buttons do nothing. Have searched Net for solution and found nothing. Many other people seem to have the same problem with various brands of VCR. I've written to Crown for a copy of User Guide and await a reply.

  • Anonymous Dec 10, 2007

    a safe message appeared on the screen and is inoperable. How do I resolve this problem

  • mus6 Feb 22, 2008

    I have a GE VHSHQ. I don't know the model. I pushed all the buttons on vcr and a lot on universal remote. It keeps saying safe and won't work.

  • gladysIII May 07, 2008

    when any button is pushed on vcr or remote, display shows safe and doesn't do anything



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Try pressing down the vcr or Aux button for a long time. Then try pressing down power button on remote for a long time. Try info or display button for long time. After I fiddled around with these for a long time it worked.

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I held down the power button for a few minutes, and all of a sudden it kick on and it works fine again!!!!!!

Posted on May 23, 2008


I had the same problem and followed the above advise. held down for extended time. gave up and then safe went off and vcr working. thanks

Posted on Mar 24, 2008

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