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have a Sanyo VCR Model VWM 385. During a recent series of power

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have a Sanyo VCR Model VWM 385. During a recent series of power outages, it 'flipped' from a channel 3 setting to channel 4 and is no longer compatable with my TV which is cable set for channel 3. I no longer have the owner's manual for this unit. How do it get it to change back to the channel 3 setting? PS.. there is NO maunal switch to reset the channel setting. It's some obscure procedure.. like pressing the PLAY buttion three times while in the PLAY mode.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Consumer Electronics
Expert:  Robotek replied 8 years ago.

Thanks for coming to JustAnswer with your problem. To confirm what is happening, can you answer me a quick question regarding the problem you are having.

When you say it has flipped to channel 4 setting, you are saying that it is actually working ok on ch 4, but interfering with another device that is also using channel 4?

Expert:  Robotek replied 8 years ago.
I have done some research and found a procedure you can try to setup the RF channel output for the VCR

While the VCR is turned off,
press and hold CHANNEL (up/down)
on the front panel for more than
five seconds (Indicators blinks as
below). Use CHANNEL (up/down) on
the front panel to change the RF
output channel (CH 03 or CH

Try that and see how you go to reset the channel back to ch3 output.

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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
I'll check and see if that works. It's certainly the right KIND of action if not the exact one! Thanks.. Let you know.. - PG

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