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SAFE My VCR only displays "safe". This happened when i was hoogking up an antennae through the back and trying to program the remote to switch between the two. Now I cannot do anything with the VCR - No movies, no dvds, no antennae. There is not a tape in the VCR.

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Hold down the power button (or the vcr button if on a combination remote) for six seconds. This will unlock the child lock feature of the vcr.

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Pro-Tect Plus™ Locking Feature
To disable VCR usage or to protect set timer recordings, the unit can be locked so that the
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• To Lock: Press and hold either the remote control’s ON•OFF or VCR button until SAFE
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To Unlock: Press and hold either the remote control’s ON•OFF or VCR button until SAFE
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