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Able to watch vcr tapes be unaable to record...please help

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If you have a cable or sat box, the vcr should be on channel 3 to record. if this setting is right, check to see if the tab on the left side of the tape is broken off. if it is, just put a piece of tape over it
hope this helps
wg

Posted on Feb 11, 2008

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