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Cannot see the System Menu along with the Setup Menu

I believe there is a switch that allows you to see the system menu along with the setup menu but I cannot find it in the manual. Anyone remember which switch it is and where?

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Re: Cannot see the System Menu along with the Setup Menu

Turn machine off
go to ss 48 board, put switch 7 to the on
turn on machine to view out of video out 3 super
press s302
select with jog wheel
press s 302
press s 303
when finished power down and put sw 7 back to off

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