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Counter display will not go away

Counter display button used to toggle this on and off. No longer does. how can I make this disappear

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Re: counter display will not go away

The time-honored classic solution is a piece of black electrical tape!
Actually, try reseting the display processor by either unplugging it or some VCR's have a little tiny hole somewhere you put something like a toothpick into to push a button.

Posted on Jan 18, 2008

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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
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