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I Am Having Trouble Tuning My Channels On My VCR.

Hi, I was trying to tape a figure skating even on ESPN, and my VCR would not even recognize that channel. I tried adding all of the channels past 12 back, but I still got a blue screen . Can you help me find a manual for my model ? Or help me solve this problem? It was working great up until today.


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Re: I Am Having Trouble Tuning My Channels On My VCR.

Hey is the VCR set for cable? even if it's not a local channel
could try to come in. turn the blue screen off on the VCR that
might solve your problem. If the channel is weak the blue screen will come on and block it. you can turn it off by going into
your VCR settings. Also If the cable is weak a splitter will
cause this you might have to hook the cable up directly to the
VCR to record it and watch it through the VCR. that's was may
problem once.
also you can tune channel 12 to your VCR manually if it is too
weak because of a nearby local channel it won't tune in automatically.

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