HELP with my VCR anyone? : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) Preparation Forum : One Thread

I had read that to prevent one's VCR from being unable to program in 2000, one should turn one's VCR to the year 1972, which corresponds to 2000. However, when I got around to it last evening, I could not do it at all. VCR does not show anything on which to turn back a clock to 1972. It can play a tape (pre-recorded one) but cannot tape anything. Does anyone know a workaround to help me regain full use of my VCR? Certainly can't afford new one, what with Y2K preps putting me in some debt. Thanks in advance!

-- Elaine Seavey (, January 03, 2000


Elaine, are you not able to set any times or dates at all? In other words, can you put a video in and set a time for later play? I have never seen a VCR without a menu, allowing a time & date to be set. If not, you'll probably have to buy a new one. Take heart, however; they now cost a mere fraction of what they used to. I was going to have mine fixed (would cost around $75 and would still be 8 years old afterwards) but the serviceman told me I can get a new one with more features for $129. My local K-mart carries very basic VCRs for $80. (Life is too short to go without Gilligan Island reruns!)

-- Daisy Jane (, January 04, 2000.

Right...nothing happens. No menu. No ability to program. No ability to use remote, which does all of that "good stuff." All I can do is to run a tape from the VCR and rewind it. Can't tape, which is what I use VCR for the most.

-- Elaine Seavey (, January 04, 2000.

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