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Unit in safeguard mode

Unit in safe guarde mode eject and reinsert tape 03. i have tried everthing i know to do but message is still there. took tape out took battery off

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Thanks this worked for me.

Posted on Nov 20, 2007

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I have a DVL520U,

I may be lucky from what I have read, but this is what I did.  I took out the tape, released the tension on it by pressing the small tab between the wheels (I observed a slight wheel movement).  I took the eraser end of a pencil, and while holding the tab, rotated the spindles of the tape 10-15 rotations back and forth (this from the vcr days and tracking problems).  I put the tape back in and the problem went away.  I thought of this after reading post after post and then finding the definitions of the error codes on a french website.  Codes 4-6 seemed to be with the mechanical aspects of the drive, codes 1-3 with the sensors etc.  All in all it was a guess on my part.  If any of this works for you, pass it along.

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