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Memory backup The power was out for 45 minutes the other day all my settings were lost.I had to completly reprogram everything.  The unit is at least 10 years old , what kind of battery does it use , is it hard wired ? is this something I can replace myself . I'm not totaly clueless with a soldering iron.

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Older VCR's did not use batteries to keep the settings in the memory or have a way how to autoupdate the clock. I know is a pain to program everything from the beggining but everytime the power is out the circuitry will reset to factory defaults.

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When you want to set a programme, push [PROG/CHECK] until you find an empty slot (date/time will be all dashes). Then do the following:

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This will start the tape recording immediately (good for when you have an unexpected distraction or sudden change of plans) and have it stop at a later preset time. The OTR mode only has one programme slot, unlike timer record.

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