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Govideo VR3845 My unit (VR3845) once the unit is turned on the display shows "please wait" and will stay in that state while the unit is powered on. It all took place when I perform an upgrade from govideo website. upgrade was an iso image and not hard to burn or perform task on the Govideo VR3845. I had no luck with finding and authorize repair shop. I have also been unsuccessful contacting Govideo. I see there products for sale but no support what so ever. Contact number is DEAD and can not get a return e-mail from Govideo. Anyone know how to re-install the software?

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My unit (vr3845) once the unit is turned on the display shows "Hello please wait" and will stay in that until it power off itself. So i can't do anything.

The serial number is: 5123845007675
ID : BE59QKE40510
P/N : 3850R-m339A

Posted on Feb 10, 2008

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Had the unit for overnight adn the next day still sits on that same screen. Where is the software to download and re-install the application at. Go to be software depot somewhere or can you install a different software?

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Hi there,

My system vr3845 stays at "please wait" and will not go any further and other that this the dvd drivewont upen so i'm stuck.Please help.Thanks

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Region change to multi on govideo #DV1140

This might help gurantees...... take care...
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I then put the unit into the setup mode (press set-up on the remote.) I selected "Factory Settings" under the general category and then chose "Set". These reset the unit and it seems to be working okay now. Hope this helps.

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