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Wont work every time i try to turn my vcr on it just says safe on the display and wont do anything

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Reset it by unplugging the power briefly. If that doesn't work, then it is detecting a mechanical problem inside and needs to be repaired.

Posted on Feb 02, 2008

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Pro-Tect Plus™ (Child Lock) Feature

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

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Pro-Tect Plus™ Locking Feature
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