I have a GoVideo VR3845 unit. The DVD drive gear broke so that the caddy will not open or close without manual intervention. I've tried calling GoVideo directly but cannot reach anyone. CDoes anyone know where I can obtain a replacement DVD recorder drive for this unit?
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I think your solution is impractical. If the unit is still under warranty, you should let GoVideo handle it.
A knowledgable tech might be able to point you towards a "stock" replacement, but finding someone to give out that kind of free advice is going to be nearly impossible. And chances are the part (even though cheaply made) would be expensive to buy even if you do find a source.
Next time don't buy a combo unit. They are never worth the sum of their parts. You can buy a $50-75 VCR that is as good or better and a $80-150 DVD recorder that is just as good as that GoVideo unit
the VR3845 on a whim, at a local Costco because of the DVD/VHS combo
feature and the price. After 7 months the VR3845 suddenly wouldn't read
DVD's anymore, even ones I'd recorded the night before. The GoVideo Web
site was of no help and I'm now facing wasting hours of my time to get
a replacement or my money back, assuming I can.
"features", you can only switch recording channels at the minute. That
means you record, say 8pm to 9pm on channel 5, but you can't program
the unit to record from 9pm to 10pm on a different channel. The
programming interface will only let you start the next recording on a
new channel at 9:01PM, so you lose the first minute of your program.
the end of a programmed recording session the VR3845 automatically
shuts off. If you're watching another channel while recording, suddenly
all you see is static until you power up the VR3845 again.
Sorry Man but this thing just isn't worth it I would take it back.
Straighten a paperclip. On the face of
most disk players there is a small hole. Push the paper clip into
the hole, and the disk tray should release. Pull the tray out to
it's full extension. Power being on or off is immaterial. Hope this
No I haven't fixed it yet, but I'm going to keep trying on my own without paying for assistance. I have learned two things. (1) Govideo has gone out of business. (2) Costco (where I bought it) cannot help me.
my 10 year old nephew forgot to take a disc out and inserted another this stopped the tray from opening i had to undo the screws holding the cover and remove them .Good luck p.s. don't forget to unplug firse