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Dvd player will not read disk

My GOVIDEO model vr3930 keeps ejecting dvd's saying"unknown disc-try again" I have tried several dvd's with same result. This began directly after successfully recording a DVD-r disc from a vhs tape.

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  • Sandy10 Jan 04, 2008

    I have never been able to get this machine to recognize any type of disk.  Not sure if I should junk the machine or try to fix it myself.  Need help

  • Sandy10 Jan 04, 2008

    In follow up to my question- where do you get a laser unit for the Vr3845 and roughly how much would it cost?

  • Anonymous Feb 19, 2008

    Same problem with my mod. vr3840,(unk. disk),This even happens with

    a new blank disk.very annoying to say the least.



    Any help would would be appriceated.



    Thanks........ejv

    E-Mail me at: ejvictor3@yahoo.com

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    i found used a govideo dvd/vhs combo recorder w

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Have you tried getting a lense cleaner as they sometimes get alot of dust and will stop signal from disk to the laser if this dont solve the prolbem then you are looking at replacing the laser unit itself if the cleaning dont work and you think you are capable of taking the casing off make sure you switch it off first this should send the laser to the center of the laser tray if you take the case off and it is not in the center it might just be that it has got jammed now sometimes gently pushing it back to the middle will get it working again if it is already in the middle then it could be that the laser needs replacing but if not in middle push gently dont gerk it it should be quite stiff to push any way when you push back to middle try a disk with the casing off but please make sure you dont touch anything whislt it is plugged in if nothing works then it probably is the laser but before you do anything as soon as you get the case off switch it on and put a dvd in and make sure the disk is spinning if not laser unit is nakered and need replacing let me know how you get on hope this is some help to you

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