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VR3840 turns off on it's own

When I power up my VR3840 Combo machine it says "please wait" and after about a minute then shuts down. I can't open the DVD door. I've tried to manually open the door as suggested in one of the posts but there is still no success. The DVD drive seems to respond to DVDs, but does not fully start up or show anything on the TV. PLEASE HELP!!!

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Try running a DVD cleaner through it and see what happens. You can get one at Walmart for under $10. If that doesn't do the trick then take it to someone that can open it up to clean it.

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SOURCE: Cannot open door

belt is loose or gear is broke, if out of warranty you can try to force it or open the cover and see if you can push the door.

Posted on Dec 03, 2007

SOURCE: DVD Door Will Not Open

may be the dvd is broken inside it ... just open it and remove the rubber belts connecting to the dc motor and then u can remove the door clean the obstacles near the door way and inside player if the dvd is broken means clean it clearly.....

Posted on Feb 06, 2008

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SOURCE: GoVideo VR3845

Junk it, thats what you do with most of the electronics you buy anymore.They dont want you to fix it.

Posted on Jun 06, 2008

SOURCE: Miramax DVDs do not play well on my Go Video VR3840

try and clean the discs with warm water

Posted on Apr 23, 2009

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