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Unlocking An Aiwa FX7700 VCR

Discussion in 'Digital TV & Video Players & Recorders' started by LouLou, Jan 25, 2005.

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  1. LouLou

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    Bit of a long shot, but I thought I'd give this a try. I've got an Aiwa FX7700 Nicam VCR I've had for years (I now use my Humax Box :) ). I could never remember the PIN, and used a Hack I saw online about 2 years ago.

    Now someone's unplugged it and it's asking for the PIN again, I can't remember the Hack to unlock it! Can anyone jog my memory? (I'll write a note of it this time..Doh) :blush:

    Thanks in advance. :thumbsup:
     
  2. lynx

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    Try...
    Power on,
    Press both CH/UP key and REC/OTR key for more than 2 seconds,
    OK will appear in the display panel.
     
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    Thank You Lynx- My daughter must have pressed the wrong buttons on her FX7700 - I was just about to consign it to the bin but I used your unlock suggestion and hey presto it works again and better still my daughter is happy.

    Cheers !
     
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    Glad to help.
     
  5. LouLou

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    Thanks for replying. :) I've only just read this, months after my original post! Someone's sent a video and I'm trying to use my FX7700 again.

    I've tried holding CH/UP and REC/OTR for ages on the remote, (yes, the batteries work) and on the video itself, but it doesn't unlock! I know it's two buttons, but I'm darned if I can remember them.. :confused:
     
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    Anyone got this method working, i need to unlock my VRC but i can't get it to Unlock. Are u talking about the buttons on the remote or the VCR it self.?
     
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    Dear Lynx

    I'm writing this quick note to say thank you for providing the info to unlocking my aiwa vcr fx7700. It now works perfectly. I was about to throw it away but in a moment of clarity I decided to search the web to find possible reasons for its failure to work. I found the AV forum and your answer. Again thank you.

    Dalexis
     
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    I too am trying to unlock my vcr, the buttons it suggests doesn't work, what am I doing wrong?:eek:
     
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    Press CH DOWN key on VCR while pressing the 7 key on remote and hold for more than 5 seconds.
    The display should then show OK.
     
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    still not working, any other ideas? I brought this back in 1999 when I had my first pay check ever, as if i'm gonna remember what I set my pin as 9 years ago!!! grrrrr!:mad:
     
  11. JayCee

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    First disable the child lock by pressing the "lock" button on the remote,
    and only then press "Ch-" and "7".
     
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    STILL not working! Losing my rag! Is it worth contacting Aiwa?:suicide:
     
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    Nope, as a consumer equipment supplier they no longer exist.

    Your VCR may be faulty.
     
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    We've got Bush dvd recorders for sale at work for £49.99, gonna buy one of those instead! Cheers!:thumbsup:
     

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