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Stuck in "safe" mode

There is a VCR tape stuck in the unit for no reason ans the display states the unit is in the "safe" mode. Unable to use the VCR and DVD functions.  Any one know how to unlock the "safe" mode?

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  • km456 Dec 15, 2007

    Vcr will not work, it just says SAFE. Cannot find anything on the remote to unlock it. Cannot find any other support for this problem so far.

  • Cheryl50 Apr 01, 2008

    how do I unlock...no child proof button.

  • Anonymous Dec 23, 2008

    The DVD won't open. It says SAFE when we try to open it and get the DVD out. It is from a SCENE IT game.

  • Onica Watkins
    Onica Watkins Jul 01, 2014

    need help

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Hold down power on vcr/dvd unit or the remote for 8 seconds. It turns the SAFE mode on or off.

Posted on Dec 16, 2007

  • benjitykie Sep 19, 2010

    I HELD THE POWER BUTTON ON FOR 30 SECONDS AND THE SAFE MODE IS STILL ON.

  • jilnfil Nov 21, 2010

    Me. too.

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Usualy you can turn the safe mode off but you will need the controll to do this on the controll you should have a button that says lock this is to stop other controlls working the video when you use it to turn the sound up on your telly control as sometimes these controlls will work videos as well so you put it in safe mode to stop this working on your video but it should turn off check the battery in your controll then try pressing the lock button once if their is no lock button you will have to contact the makers and ask them to send you out a owners manuall they should do this for the price of a stamp if you dont have the controll that came with it try one of the all in one controlls but read instructions to see if it can opperat the safe mode its nothing serius it just stops other controlls operating your video on the controll it should say lock or safe point controll at video press it once but without controll you vant turn this off hope this helps you a bit.................

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Holding the power button down for 8 to 10 seconds helped get the VCR restarted from "safe" on the readout

Posted on Apr 13, 2009

Yes, this fixed it. There was a button on the remote that said "child lock" that I pressed to fix this.

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YOUR CHILD LOCK BUTTON IS ON!!!!

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