20 Most Recent GoVideo VR4940 DVD Player/VCR Questions & Answers

Someone will have to open the unit to see what is happening---either tape is not loading all the way or when FF or Rewind hit not moving the reels----could be as simple as a belt or a bad drive idler (most use either a rubber wheel or gears to move the tape in Play, FF, and Rewind.

GoVideo VR4940... • Answered on Dec 03, 2012

most dvd players have a region code and you must know what code yours is in, oryou can't play any dvd's, try and find your dvd code,by the way you can only change the code ,think it is 5 times , then it will stay in that code and cannot be changed.

GoVideo VR4940... • Answered on Oct 10, 2012

Connect to your HDTV's Component (Red Green Blue) inputs and analog audio inputs (Red and White). with a 5-conductor cable with RCA connectors on each end. I’m happy to assist further over the phone at https://www.6ya.com/expert/stanley_d05f392d8fafa669

GoVideo VR4940... • Answered on Sep 11, 2012

Video heads in general are hard to find, try www.ebay.com Type make and model and scroll through the list.

GoVideo VR4940... • Answered on Jun 28, 2012

From your description it is processor controller ic issue, remove the power supply cord from the receptacle and any other cords that are tied to the machine for at least 30 minutes to see if the processor can be set. If this fails it is more cost effective to buy new rather than trying to repair the combo unit.

GoVideo VR4940... • Answered on Jan 10, 2011

Reset the device by unplug it,replug it 24 hours later.Used DVD+RW.Work better.

GoVideo VR4940... • Answered on Aug 12, 2010


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

Insert a stiff wire—such as a paperclip 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.

Steps to open the DVD player top to remove the CD/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.

  • Slide the disc tray out. If your disc got stuck before it was read, it's probably still on this tray. If so, your problem is solved. However, if the disc was fully set and loaded, the job isn’t quite finished yet.

  • Move the small mechanical arm that holds the disc in place over so that the disc and the reader are both exposed. Some DVD players will not have anything holding the disc in place. Instead, these devices use a system not unlike that of a common DVD case. The DVD will be locked in place in the center.

  • Carefully lift the disc up and out of its loaded position in the DVD player. This may entail sliding the disc reading mechanism over slightly. This won't hurt the device as long as you’re careful. You should be able to access and remove the disc.

Points to remember while performing above steps---

n 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.
n Use the opportunity while you have the outer casing off to clean the lens of your DVD player.
n Never work on an electrical device that's still plugged in.
n Opening a DVD player may negate the warranty. Read yours carefully before you proceed.

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


GoVideo VR4940... • Answered on Feb 18, 2010

try some more different disc.also check out the disc in another player.if the disc are working in another player that means the disc are proper but the lens in the player is either got faulty or dust is got collected on the lens glass.get the lens cleaning cd from the local electronics computer shop and insert in the player and try inserting the cd if same error that means the lens is got faulty and needs replacement. thanks.

GoVideo VR4940... • Answered on Jul 11, 2009

audio heads and video heads are seperate on VCR"s.....the video head might be extremely dirty and not able to pick up information from the tape..this requires major cleaning...manually..not with cleaning tapes....the guides might need to be re-adjusted..mechanically....or worst case is the little ferrite beads of the pick up heads on the video cylinder are no longer there, have broken off. in any case, the machine needs to be opened for service....cleaning the heads manually, you can do yourself with some paper such as note pad paper and acetone. acetone cleans very well, you spin the cylinder by hand while holding the acetone soaked paper against the heads. you might need to repeat this a few times with fresh paper depending on how much dirt comes off....good luck

GoVideo VR4940... • Answered on Jun 28, 2009

Model number of the remote is N163B

GoVideo VR4940... • Answered on May 14, 2009

I was wondering witch model you had? You can go to this site for further instructions: http://www.devicemanuals.com/guide/DVD%20Recorder/GoVideo-manuals.html

You may have to download ConvertX to DVD for the discs to play in other dvd players.

Go Video's website is here: http://www.goovideo.com/?contact

GoVideo VR4940... • Answered on May 08, 2009

Try this.

GoVideo VR4940... • Answered on May 08, 2009

The Go Video VR 4940 can only record to DVD -R and DVD -RW discs. It cannot record to +R or +RW discs. It can play back many types of discs, but can only record to the -R and -RW ones.


GoVideo VR4940... • Answered on Feb 18, 2009

you need to use the remote control...go to the setup button upper right corner of the circular ring...menu shows clock...use arrows on the ring to highlight and in and out with the horizontal
arrows..select manual and set date and time..for channels you have to select scan for channels..and
delete unneeded channels..good luck..

GoVideo VR4940... • Answered on Jan 16, 2009

try unplugging unit for a while and restart it..as far as replacing it ..it would be easier to get an external unit instead..cheaper too...

GoVideo VR4940... • Answered on Jan 16, 2009

try unplugging the unit for a few minutes..region 2 doesn't work on older dvd players/recorders..the newer ones may handle it...try the computer...and see if that can play it...

GoVideo VR4940... • Answered on Jan 16, 2009

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