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You (Joe Public) can't get any manuals for this player, they are not sold to the public, only the Go Video factory certified repair stations can get the manuals and the parts to fix them, this of course doesn't mean u can't get generic electronic components like capacitors and resistors..

GoVideo Go Video... | Answered on Feb 06, 2010

One of two things have happened.
1) Either it's system board has has gone bad or
2) The dvd laser block has gone bad.

May cost more to service it than to purchase a new one?
Call around to a trusted service shop to get an estimate of repair.

GoVideo Go Video... | Answered on Feb 03, 2010

Did you open up the case to see if the power supply fuse is blown? If it is not the problem is deeper then my knowledge of electronics.

GoVideo Go Video... | Answered on Feb 02, 2010

I need a Replacement remote control for my GoVideo DVD+VCR player #DV 1030. Would any GoVideo Remote control fit #Dv1030?

GoVideo Go Video... | Answered on Jan 25, 2010

This can indicate a few problems:

First off unplugging the unit's power cord and letting it sit for 5 minutes then replugging it will allow the processor to reset itself. Sometimes this can remedy the problem.

Secondly you may have dust or hair on the laser's lens. If the unit is still under warranty then I would recommend taking it in and having this done for doing it yourself may void the warranty. You must remove the cover of the unit, open the DVD drawer then carefully clean off the laser lens with a Q-tip and lens cleaner (available anywhere that sells cameras).

If cleaning the lens does not resolve the problem then you are looking at replacing the laser / transport. This repair typically costs between 80 - 120 dollars at a service center.

Let me know if you need any more details, I hope this helps.

Thank you,

GoVideo Go Video... | Answered on Jan 23, 2010


GoVideo Go Video... | Answered on Jan 19, 2010

Yep. Do a search for the model number.

GoVideo Go Video... | Answered on Jan 19, 2010

The player I have is not set up/able to record to DVD's, only able to play them.

GoVideo Go Video... | Answered on Jan 11, 2010

What you most likely have is a blocked video head--it is a go video dual deck or single deck vcr?


GoVideo Go Video... | Answered on Jan 10, 2010


To start ensure that the problem is not related to the kind of media used. Test using both DVD +R and -R, and using two different brands of DVD for testing.

You can also try cleaning lens (use a cleaner disk). In some case dirty lens can prevent DVD RW from finalizing certain operations. I do not think it will help in your case.

If the unit is still giving the trouble, then it is usually a firmware or a lens problem. In that case firmware availability depends on the DVD model.

I must also point out that GoVideo has closed down. The repair must be done locally, and the unit may not be repairable if firmware image is not available.

GoVideo Go Video... | Answered on Jan 05, 2010

It could just be dirt on the lazer/lens. Try cleaning it with a good brand name lens cleaner for DVD/CD. If that doesn't do the trick there might be damage to the lens, or an electrical fault.

GoVideo Go Video... | Answered on Jan 04, 2010

  1. I found the problem - on the back of the VCR/DVD unit there are 3 outputs: L (Wht) & R (Red) Audio + Yellow Video out. The cable from it to the TV was labeled Red/Audio,White/Video, and was connected to the R & W outs, but actually the Wht should have been connected to the Yellow Video out. There is so little space in the TV cabinet/stand that even though I turned the unit around to see the connections, I couldn't see the other (Yellow - Video) out until I pulled the cables out. It's working fine now - I'm not sure how things got connected wrong, since it was working OK before - possibly when I signed up for AT&T U-Verse & the installers moved things around. I'm very happy with that service, by the way - better than Comcast & cheaper, and didn't mean to imply the connection problem was their fault. I may have moved things around in the new cabinet & not realized I hooked up to the wrong outs...

GoVideo Go Video... | Answered on Jan 04, 2010

do you want to record programs on your vcr? connect the out to tv cable from your dir/tv box to antenna or cable in on the vcr, then connect the cable from out to tv on the vcr to antenna or cable in on the tv, you'll have to select channel 3 on the tv to get the vcr to show a picture and you will need to select channel 3 on your vcr to record the channel selected on your dir/tv box. confusing?thanks and good luck.

GoVideo Go Video... | Answered on Jan 02, 2010

The VCR uses two different types of heads; the rotary head which handles the video signal and a stationary head very much like any magnetic tape recorder. This latter head may be contaminated with tape residue.
If you are feeling adventurous, you could open the case, examine the path of the tape and look for a small head, curved on the tape side where it contacts the head, use a cotton swab dampened with a bit of naptha (lighter fluid) and scrub the tape contact surface with it. Use a clean swab to remove any naptha still coating the surface, give it a half-hour or more to dry any remaining naptha you've missed.
If that made no difference, either the head alignment has drifted or the circuit handling the signal from it has failed. The would mean 'time for a tech.'

GoVideo Go Video... | Answered on Dec 28, 2009

Without remote...no way. Sorry

GoVideo Go Video... | Answered on Dec 12, 2009

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GoVideo Go Video... | Answered on Dec 05, 2009

Could be many things, here are a couple that pop up to me.
Did you "finalize" the disk after burning? What format did you use? Did you use one that is supported by your players. I am leaning towards not finalizing it. You can put it back into the computer and finalize it, which means you can't add anymore info so it is not readable. Sometimes the cd's themselves are bad, I have run into cases where 10 in a row were just bad from the new box.
Hope this helps.

GoVideo Go Video... | Answered on Dec 04, 2009


Thanks for using FixYa. Locate your Tape/DVD player’s manual Eject button. It is usually a small hole located underneath the Tape/DVD drawer.

Use a stiff wire, a paper clip or safety pin—into the hole. Push gently and the drawer should open partway. Gently pull the drawer the rest of the way open.

Remove the DVD and see if there is a problem with it. Most DVD player drawers get stuck when a DVD is warped or the label is starting to peel. If the DVD is warped, discard it. If the label is peeling, remove the label.

To open the DVD player top to remove the Tape/DVD manually--

  • Unplug the DVD player and take the outer casing of the DVD player off. This entails either taking out two or three screws or simply sliding one of the pieces of plastic in either direction.

  • Locate the disc loader cover. The disc loader cover is located where the extending DVD tray finally comes to rest within the DVD player. It’s the part that holds the DVD loader in place.

  • Bend the two tabs outward that hold the loader in place. This is a delicate procedure because you don’t want to hurt the device. The tabs are relatively easy to break since they're plastic in most cases.

Points to remember while performing above steps---

Before you remove the DVD player cover, try turning the device off and then back on to see if the disc will come out after the machine has rebooted.

Use the opportunity while you have the outer casing off to clean the lens of your DVD player.

Never work on an electrical device that's still plugged in.

Opening a DVD player may negate the warranty. Read yours carefully before you proceed.

Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or else revert for further assistance.



GoVideo Go Video... | Answered on Nov 24, 2009

U can buy any of the inexpensive universal remotes to use on this player, here is a web link to a site that sells a remote that works great with GoVideo players, easy to program comes with codes and full easy to understand instructions.


GoVideo Go Video... | Answered on Nov 20, 2009

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