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I bought the LG RC388 and it worked for a couple of days, then I inserted a video tape and a dvd and started dubbing, it was fine for a few minutes then the tv screen went black, i tried to press stop and pause using both the remote and the buttons on the unit but it was unresponsive, I disconnected the power and turned it on again, the screen display only said "hello" and I couldn't eject the dvd. I inserted another video tape but there was no sound or picture and the display still said only "hello".

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How do you record dvd to vhs and from vhs to dvd


For VHS to DVD, put the tape to dub in the VHS slot and a blank DVD in the DVD tray. Make sure the DVD is compatible with the DVD recorder (see the recommended disc list) and is unfinalized if you are using a R/W disc. Close the tray. Set the unit to VCR mode with the DVD/VCR button. Advance the tape to the place that you want the recording to start. Then press the Dubbing button (either on the remote or the unit itself). Select the recording mode (SP, LP etc), highlight Dubbing then press Enter or Dubbing. Press Stop to interrupt the recording.

For DVD to VHS, put a blank tape in the VCR (make sure the protection tab has not been broken off) and the DVD to duplicate in the DVD tray and close the tray. Put the unit in DVD mode by pressing the DVD/VCR button. Find the point at which you want to start recording the DVD. Again press Dubbing and set up the recording mode and highlight Dubbing and press Enter or Dubbing.

Note that copyprotected content can not be recorded.

The manual for this recorder is on the right side of the page here: http://www.lg.com/us/tv-audio-video/video/LG-dvd-recorder-RC897T.jsp . See page 48 for the screen captures of setting the recording mode part of the dubbing procedure.

I hope this helps.

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Use the Dub video feature. This will work if the source is not copy protected. Make sure you have a writable (or rewritable) DVD with sufficient space available in the DVD tray (closed) and put your tape to dub in the VCR.

Press Setup on the remote and navigate down (up/down arrows) to Recording and press OK. Then select Dubbing Mode in the next menu level and press OK. When the Option menu opens, highlight VCR to DVD and press OK. Press Setup to exit this menu. Choose a recording mode using REC MODE on the remote. Press Play and then Pause when you reach the point where you want to start the recording (press quickly if you want to dub the whole tape; you will lose a few seconds while the dubbing starts so include 5 seconds extra if starting later in the tape). Then press Dubbing on the remote. The duplication will start. Press Stop when you reach the end of the section to record.

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OK here's what the user manual has to say on it!
PS If you need the user manual I will E-Mail on request.

Prepare for the recording on the DVDRW/ R disc or the videotape. Make sure:• Insert a recordable disc and a videotape with a record tab.
Note for recording to a disc:
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1
Hit [SETUP].
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2
Using [
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Hit [ENTER].
Advanced Setting Menu will appear.
3
Using [
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Recording menu will appear.
4
Using [
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Recording
Auto Chapter 10 minutes
Timer Programming
DVD-RW Recording Format Video mode
Auto Finalize
Dubbing Mode VCR DVD
VCR DVD
Recording
Auto Chapter 10 minutes
Timer Programming
DVD-RW Recording Format Video mode
Auto Finalize
Dubbing Mode VCR DVD
DVD
VCR
DVD-RW DVD-R
VR
DVD-RW
Video
Note
For VCR to DVD duplication:
• After starting VCR to DVD duplication, the picture may be distorted because of the auto tracking function. This is not a malfunction.
5
Using [
K / L], select “VCR DVD”. Hit [ENTER].
6
Hit [SETUP] to exit.
Make sure to select a recording speed using [REC SPEED].
7
Hit [PLAY
B].Then hit [PAUSE F] at the point you
wish to start recording.
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8
Hit [DUBBING].
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9
Hit [STOP
C] to stop the
recording.
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• You cannot change the output mode during VCR to DVD or DVD to VCR duplication.

For VCR to DVD duplication:
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To start the hack:
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A new factory menu now comes up on the screen.

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Press enter.

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Now, hit the "return" button to save and exit.

Switch off the machine - switch on - all is well now.

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1. Insert a blank DVD disc in the DVD deck and
close the disc tray.
2. Insert the VHS video tape you wish to copy into
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6. Select [Dubbing] then press ENTER or DUBBING
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