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DVD & VCR Recorder Model ZV450MW8A

I have had this DVD & VCR Recorder for a week and have been trying to set it up to record and play back with the VCR function. I believe I have properly set it up to record and play back now but, omehow I have done something which is making me unable to change from the DVD to VCR functions. I know this function is workable, because I have use it previously when setting it up. However, I now want to reset the channels, and when I hit the Standby button on the remote, I see a red circle with a line through it on the screen and the face on the VCR will not change from DVD to VCR. I tried hitting the Source button the VCR and it will not change. I am sure this is operator error but just don't know what I did to cause this problem or how to resolve it.

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    have a magnavox zv450mw8a. It will record but wont show on the tv. fran

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My grandmother had the same problem. Whenever you press "timer set" to set the timer, it automatically turns off the VCR and whenever you turn it back on the VCR is locked and it's stuck on DVD. All you have to do is press "timer set" to unlock the VCR side. Then you may have to press "VCR" to switch it back. Hope this helps.

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To mcqueen_m Unplug unit for a few minutes go to setup .It should be at initial setup Reset all your preferences. Auto scan your channels etc.Have similar problems with my unit however the fix may only be temporary. My similar issue is unfortunately recurrent.

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