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Problem viewing menu on my vcr

I have a JVC video recorder. When I push the menu button I ony get a black screen. Everything else seems to work fine.

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Re: problem viewing menu on my vcr

Unplug vcr for about 30sec and plug back in. this worked for me and my jvc vcr

good luck, roadstarman

Posted on Oct 21, 2010

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