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Before Requesting Service - Panasonic NV-SJ500 Series Operating Instructions Manual

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Before Requesting Service

Before requesting service, check the following points again.
Message of On Screen Display
The error message is indicated in brackets [
[PLEASE PUT IN A VIDEO CASSETTE.]
' REC/OTR button
button
or DIRECT REC button
without a video cassette inserted.
Insert a video cassette.
[PLEASE STOP THE TAPE.]
' "TUNER PRESET" has been selected during playback.
Stop the tape.
[PLEASE SET THE CLOCK.]
' TIMER REC button
has been pressed when the clock is not set.
Set the clock.
[PLEASE USE A CASSETTE WITH TAB.]
' REC/OTR button
button
or DIRECT REC button
without a video cassette with an intact erasure
prevention tab.
Use a video cassette with an intact erasure prevention
tab.
[NO TIMER RECORDING HAS BEEN SET.]
' TIMER REC button
programmes.
Set timer recording.
[VCR IS IN THE TIMER STANDBY MODE.]
' POWER button
standby mode.
Press the TIMER REC button
from the timer standby mode.
30
On screen display
messages are displayed.
].
(REC button
), TIMER REC
has been pressed
or PROG./CHECK button
(REC button
), TIMER REC
has been pressed
has been pressed with no timer
has been pressed during the timer
to release the VCR
The VCR will not operate correctly
The symptom description is indicated in quotations "
"The VCR display is not illuminated."
' The mains lead has not been connected.
Connect the mains lead to the mains supply.
' Power save setting is "ON". Set "POWER SAVE" to
"OFF".
See page 17.
"The VCR display is illuminated but the VCR will not operate."
' The VCR is in the timer mode.
Press the TIMER REC button
manually.
' Safety devices are operating.
Disconnect the mains lead and wait for 1 minute.
Reconnect the mains supply and check functions.
' Dew may have formed.
Do not operate the VCR for 1 hour.
"An unknown language appears on the TV screen."
' The language setting has been set to an unknown
language.
Select the desired language. See page 13.
Playback will not operate correctly
The symptom description is indicated in quotation "
"The picture is noisy or is not in color.
Horizontal bars or lines run down the screen."
' Tracking is not correct.
Adjust the tracking. See page 31.
' The TV has not been tuned to the VCR.
Tune the TV to the VCR. See page 8.
' The video heads are clogged or worn.
Consult your dealer for further advice.
' The playback picture is distorted when using an E300
type video cassette that was recorded in the LP or EP
mode.
We recommend that you use video cassettes other
than type E300.
' The playback picture is distorted when you record the
tape in the EP mode using MESECAM system.
However, this is not a malfunction.
We recommend PAL system for recording in the EP
mode.
".
to operate the VCR
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