20 Most Recent GoVideo VR3845 DVD Recorder/VCR Questions & Answers


Samsung dvd vr357 Can not watch copied dvd on other dvd players

I know with the Go-Video, the DVD disc has to be 'finalized' before it's compatible with other DVD players/computers.

Check your 'set-up' menus while that disc is inserted into your Samsung DVD machine and see about pushing the 'up' arrow, if you have one, to see the contents of the DVD disc...then see if you can toggle to the right to see options for that disc, for instance, the title of it. You might see the 'finalize' option there.
5/8/2020 6:18:29 AM • GoVideo VR3845... • Answered on May 08, 2020

VHS to DVD recording

Yes, just turn off the tv.

6/28/2019 5:17:20 AM • GoVideo VR3845... • Answered on Jun 28, 2019

GoVideo VR3845

I too have this problem, will read regular CDs but no DVDs. I get the sme message, then the disc ejects. Is there a RESET function?
4/19/2014 2:16:46 PM • GoVideo VR3845... • Answered on Apr 19, 2014

Unlock codes

I have a Magnavox DVD player DP100MW8B, and I need to get the codes for unlock the region codes, can you help me?
1/5/2014 2:13:29 AM • GoVideo VR3845... • Answered on Jan 05, 2014

Need code for supersonic dvd

go to www.remotecodelist.com or remotes.comGod bless you
10/16/2012 1:31:37 PM • GoVideo VR3845... • Answered on Oct 16, 2012


For the Magnavox DP100MW8B there is a Phillips universal (SRU3003WM/17)controller for about $7 that you can get at Wal-Mart. The remote control code is 0447!
9/16/2012 4:35:30 PM • GoVideo VR3845... • Answered on Sep 16, 2012

DVD's I have recorded on my GoVideo player will not upload on my PC and play correctly. How Do I convert to use on my PC & the Corel Videostudio Pro x series software? I have a few that a frie

If this is a DVD Recorder, you must be sure that DVD -/+ discs are FINALIZED. The discs you've recorded should also be checked on another DVD player other than the one they were recorded on. If not finalized, they will play nowhere else but the recorder they were recorded on. I’m happy to assist further over the phone at https://www.6ya.com/expert/stanley_d05f392d8fafa669
9/7/2012 8:01:34 AM • GoVideo VR3845... • Answered on Sep 07, 2012

Adjust tracking go on go video vr3930

Tracking will only adjust on the VCR and may only be on the original remote.Note that if there is tape debris or black residue on posts and guides or even video head drum tracking will not adjust--any debris will cause tape to move away from the drum resulting in a tracking like issue---tape cleaners rarely resolve this.
6/13/2012 3:20:27 PM • GoVideo VR3845... • Answered on Jun 13, 2012

My go video model is

Hi, If you have necessary tools and test instruments, know safety precaution inbasic troubleshooting try the steps below to solve your problem.
Assuming that the disc is good.
1.Clean the lens. -Sometimes because of dust and any fine foreign objects the optical lens can'tread any disc. If you have a DVD Lens cleaner, play it to the unit. If this isnot available you may manually clean the optical lens. Open the cover andgently clean the eye of the lens by smooth,clean,soft cotton buds. Be carefulwhile doing this, just a gentle stroke only.
2.Check the ribbon - Checkthe ribbon connected to the lens from the main board for scratch, damage. Once it has anopen line then of course the lens can't read the disc, this is because of themovement of the optical lens back-and-forth. Also try to erase the contact by pencileraser. If you've done the steps above and the symptoms still there then thenext step requires you a little knowledge in soldering technique and readingthe ohmmeter.
3.Check the spindle motor -Check the spindle motor that spin the disc with an ohmmeter. You can test itusing the ohmmeter (x1) even it is connected on the lens assembly.Good motor - reading should be fairly high and itwill spin. Bad motor-reading will drop to low resistance and will not spin. Clickthis link for more info. LINK1 LINK2
Hint : Most of my repairedunit the above parts are commonly caused of the problem.
If you confirmed that you have a defective motor then replace it with a newone. Before replacing the new motor you have to check the clearance of the discholder with the old one. The clearance should be the same as the old because ifnot the lens will not read the disc if it is too far or too close.
If the above steps didn't cure the problem, high chance that your optical lenswas faulty.
If youcan't do the job yourself, I would advice you to look for a professional totroubleshoot the symptom. Also,check if your unit is under warranty period, avail it because the manufacturerwill fix it for free. Don't attempt to open the cover(it will void thewarranty). Hope Ihelped you.
Have a nice day!
Thanks for using Fixya.
4/1/2012 10:29:57 PM • GoVideo VR3845... • Answered on Apr 01, 2012

The remote for the GoVideo VR3845 has stopped

Here is a link to a website where you can purchase a replacement remote control for your device:


Just use your mouse to click on the link, which is the underlined and highlighted text just above. This will open a new web browser page automatically for you and allow you to view the information and items at the website indicated.

As you can see from the site above, an exact replacement remote can be expensive.

You may be better off using that money to buy a high quality universal remote control like a LOGITECH HARMONY. These high end universal remotes are also expensive, usually $100 or more, but they are VERY reliable and can be easily programmed to control ANY electronic device in your collection.

Here is a link to the LOGITECH HARMONY website where you can browse their wide selection of universal remote controls:


Please comment back here to this page if you have any details to add, have any questions, have difficulty accessing the links, or just require further general assistance and I will respond as soon as I see it.

I hope that was helpful to you, good luck and take care.

8/16/2011 3:57:07 AM • GoVideo VR3845... • Answered on Aug 16, 2011

I was copying a VHS movie to a DVD-R disc that the

That is a lens problem .you can clean the lens first with a cotton buds moistened with an alcohol and gently wipe it on the lens .

You will need to open the cover of your device. You will find the mechanical loading disc tray. The one where disc is loaded that moves in and out when ejecting or inserting the disk. In the middle of the mechanical loading you will find a spindle motor and beside this is a small glass illuminating red when the unit is on. This is the lens. Clean it with a cotton bud moistened with alcohol.

You may also need to check the ribbon wire that connects the lens and the CPU. Replace it with a new one if possible. Check /secure all the connectors from the board and to the mechanical system.

Let me know how it goes..
5/19/2011 4:57:04 PM • GoVideo VR3845... • Answered on May 19, 2011

I was copying vhs tapes to dvd successfully and

this issue calls for a little info from my brain

have you tried to reset the recorder if so is there firmware updates for the burner
have you changed the brand of dvd disks lately if so sometimes a different disk has issues for some odd reason i have run into this problem before
1/3/2011 1:39:06 AM • GoVideo VR3845... • Answered on Jan 03, 2011

Can't get the vedeo installed I. renewed my cable

Please clean your lens and re-try. You can use CD lens cleaner to make it done.
12/15/2010 7:13:45 PM • GoVideo VR3845... • Answered on Dec 15, 2010

Defective dvd player

picture goes dark for a few minutes
8/26/2010 8:32:23 PM • GoVideo VR3845... • Answered on Aug 26, 2010

I copyed a vhs to

Hi there,

Well you can remember to finalize the recording DVD cannot be playback on standard DVD players. You can add chapter stops to the finalize  DVD by finding the right spots and pressing the relevant button on your remote. When you have finished managing the content of the DVD, finalize it.
You can make sure the following steps are correct -
1. Connect DVD recorder to VHS player.
2. Insert a DVD disc to DVD recorder. 
(Check the compatibility of your DVD player with the DVD disc and select the one which supportable)
3. Position the VHS tape to the beginning and check the input signal of DVD recorder.
4. Start recording (Start recording and then start playing the VHS tape. Moniter the recording process.)
5. Finalize the recording (you need to press chapter stop by using the remote control to finalized the disk).

Good Luck!!

8/1/2010 10:13:59 AM • GoVideo VR3845... • Answered on Aug 01, 2010
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