MAKE THIS TEST AND FIX IT. God bless you
Make sure the device is plugged into the household power supply
and is switched on if no indicator lights are illuminated on the control panel.
Watch for any power-saving technology that can shut the recorder down when it's
not being used. Try the "Power" button again.
Verify that the media you are using is compatible with the
device. Most combos record to DVD-RAM/-R/-RW/+R/+RW Discs on the disc side. VHS
cassettes can have erasure tabs, so check that the tab is still there if you
can't record to the cassette. Watch out for copy-protection technology on
either the tape or disc. Often it's indicated on the packaging. Copy protection
is designed to stop illegal reproductions, so may block many recordings of
Connect a television to the "Video Out,"
"S-Video Out" or "Component Video Out" jacks on the DVD-VCR
combo if you can't see video from the combo playing on the television.
Forcibly eject a disc if it is stuck in the combo. Often,
manufacturers will create a sequence of buttons to use that accomplishes this. On
a Panasonic, you force the combo into "Standby" by pressing
"Power" for 10 seconds. Then press and hold "Stop" and the
"Channel Up" button together for five seconds, and the disc should