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Vcr lock activated

How do i turn it off

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What was the solution i do not see how you solved.. I have the same problem.. Quasar 4 head ominvision and getting the message that the vcr is locked.. some buttons must have been hit.. how to do i reset?

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Whats the process to change RF to channel 4?

1 Press POWER to turn the power off.
2 Press TV/VCR, current VCR Output Channel will appear on the LCD display.
3 Each time TV/VCR is pressed for 2 seconds, the LCD display changes as follow

clock press tv/vcr RF3 2 secondes later RF4.

• VCR Output Channel is automatically set during EZ Set Up.
1. If Channel 3 (or 4) is an active broadcast channel in your area, the Channel 4 (or 3) will be set.
2. If both channel are the active channel or none active channel, the VCR Output Channel will be set to Channel 3.
• Cancelled the EZ Set Up by pressing POWER during EZ Set Up before setting the Output Channel.
• VCR Output Channel will not change to previous VCR Output Channel if TV/VCR is pressed continuosly for more than 2

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VCR Lock Activated message appears when I hit Play. Why and how do I get rid of it so I can play a tape?

<b><font size="1" face="Helvetica-Bold"><font size="1" face="Helvetica-Bold"> To turn on, </b></font></font><font size="1" face="Helvetica"><font size="1" face="Helvetica">hold down<br /> REC on the VCR in Stop<br /> mode with no tape<br /> inserted for 7 sec.<br /> (Please ignore the NO<br /> CASSETTE warning.)<br /></font></font><b><font size="1" face="Helvetica-Bold"><font size="1" face="Helvetica-Bold"> To turn off, </b></font></font><font size="1" face="Helvetica"><font size="1" face="Helvetica">repeat above<br /></font></font><!-- from fixya rte -->

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Vcr keeps saying safe

Try this: (actually found in user manual...)

Pro-Tect Plus™ (Child Lock) Feature

This feature is useful to tamper proof your timer recordings from unwanted changes

and/or protect the VCR from mis-operation by other users in the household.

To Lock the VCR

Press and hold POWER or VCR on the remote for

approximately six seconds to turn on the Pro-Tect Plusª


SAFE appears in the VCR front panel to let you know the

feature is activated.

To Unlock the VCR

Press and hold VCR button on the remote for approximately

six seconds to unlock the VCR.

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue.
If I have helped you, please help me, and rate this suggestion the highest FixYa rating. (Two Thumbs Up) If you cannot rate this post with the highest rating, then please comment to this post and I will try to help you further.

May 27, 2009 | RCA VR355 VHS VCR

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VCR Lock activated-Can I turn it off?

Turn the VCR on and remove any tape. Press the record button and the VHS/TV button simultaneously. You should see a message saying the VCR is unlocked. It worked for me.

Aug 18, 2008 | Quasar VHQ720 VHS VCR

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Vcr lockout

HI George,
I'm not real clear as to what your problem is by what you wrote. Do you mean, you tuned the vcr off and then moved it to another location and nowit seems locked up? How does it act in a locked up position. Does the power light comes on, will it not take a tape, does it take a tape and kick the tape back out right away. With a more complete discription of the problem I may be able to better answer your questioon. Please write me or call me at my shop and I'll be glad to help any way I can. Thank you
Ed ( Radio Man )
NC Electronic
Mills, Wyoming

May 28, 2008 | VCRs

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Pro-Tect Plus™ Locking Feature
To disable VCR usage or to protect set timer recordings, the unit can be locked so that the
buttons on the VCR or remote control don’t work.
• To Lock: Press and hold either the remote control’s ON•OFF or VCR button until SAFE
appears in the display to indicate Pro-Tect Plus is active. SAFE also appears if the VCR is
turned on while the feature is activated.
To Unlock: Press and hold either the remote control’s ON•OFF or VCR button until SAFE
disappears from the front panel display. Unlocking is the only way to use the VCR.

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Proscan vcr plus gold stuck in lock

I just had the same problem and found a solution on the internet that worked. Hopefully you still have the VCR's remote control. Press and hold either the on/off, VCR1 or VCR2 button on the remote. I pressed the VCR1 button and held it for about 5-7 seconds. It released the lock and worked fine afterwards. The lock is some kind of childlock devise.

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How to unactivate 'vcr lock' ?

Generally, if you aim the remote at the VCR with the STOP button pressed, for around 10 seconds, the VCR gets 'unlocked'. Try it.

Feb 25, 2007 | Panasonic PV-7451 VHS VCR

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