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DVD made from VHS tape will not work on other DVD players

I made a DVD from a VHS tape, using the Go VIdeo, model #VR3845. The DVD can be played on this machine. However, when I tried to play the DVD copy on another DVD player, it did not play. The different DVD machine would not read the DVD. The machine does not acknowedge that there is anything on the DVD. In the past, I have made many DVDs from VHSs on this Go VIdeo machine and could play the DVD copies on other DVD players. What am I doing wrong?
Helen GurnyMY UNIT IS A 4940, BOUGHT FIVE YEARS AGO, BUT NOT USED TILL RECENTLY.. THE FINISHED DISC ONLY PLAYS ON THE GO VIDEO. MY OTHER PLAYERS SAY, "NO DISC." I USE THE PRESCRIBED DVD BLANK, A DVD-RW. SINCE IT DIDN'T PLAY BACK, I SWITCHED TO A DVD-R, SAME PROBLEM. THE DISC'S HAVE BEEN FINALIZED.. DO THEY MAKE A RECORDER THAT WILL RECORD AND RENDER A COPY THAT WILL PLAYBACK ANY DVD FORMAT AND ON ANY RECENT MODEL PLAYER? I HAVE MORE THAN 1OO TAPES OF FAMILY, FREINDS, VACATIONS, GRANS, ETC, SINCE I BROUGHT MY FIRST RECORDER IN 1983.

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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.

Posted on Feb 20, 2009

  • Manoj Rout
    Manoj Rout Feb 20, 2009

    make sure you finalize the disc very important!

  • Manoj Rout
    Manoj Rout Feb 20, 2009



    If cleaning the lens with a CD cleaner was not corrective, perhaps it
    may require manually opening the unit, using a can of compressed air
    and cotton buds to do the internal cleaning. it might also help to
    lubricate the mechanism especially the slider bar.



    Additionally, pls try a reset, this is simply unplugging the unit from
    the mains for an hour or so. Of coursse all settings would revert back
    to factory default.



    Incidentally, the regional locking might have had a glitch. Pls try to
    set the region lock to "free" (all regions). This could be done by:


    • With no disc loaded press SETUP

    • With your GoVideo remote, navigate to the lock icon
      and press "0-0-0-0". A window will appear saying congratulations
      Player(Loader) Region-free. When you see that window appear,

    • Activate Region free by pressing ENTER.

    In some instances, a password may be required. 0000 is the default password to get you in to change the default two letter region code.



    Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.



    Good luck and kind regards.



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