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Almost not worth fixing a VHS anymore. Get a used one at a thrift store for $15

RCA DRC8030N | Answered on Oct 28, 2015


This is due to one of the IDE devices inside (Hard Drive or DVD drive) not sending the requires "I am Ready" signal to the main board while the DVR does a power on self test. With the hundreds of units I have come across, 99% of the time it is due to a faulty DVD drive. These "Loader" brand DVD drives were on the cheap and when they give out, the unit does not go past the Hello. You can verify this by replacing the the DVD drive with any other DVD burner or DVD drive or even a CD drive that comes from a computer (IDE connector). The only fix for this is to replace the drive or simply connect an old CD drive inside and not use the DVD properties of the DVR, only the hard disk recording/playback.

RCA DRC8030N | Answered on Oct 24, 2013


File is too big for email but I uploaded it to my college web. Try this link https://mspace.utep.edu/goguerra/DRC8030%20Manual.pdf?uniq=-ka42va let me know if it works. Thanks.

RCA DRC8030N | Answered on Apr 16, 2013


No; just follow along when you get notice from this website.
I found a link to http://www.rcaaudiovideo.com/en-US/Support.html in the very extensive discussion at http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=767130&page=4 ...which led to what you should ask for help by: http://support.rcaaudiovideo.com/ (actually, make a trouble ticket at http://voxrightnow.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/voxrightnow.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=896 )
...which says http://support.rcaaudiovideo.com/manual.aspx?product=86 there is no manual.
In brief, you can go to AudioVox to post manuals already, or to Wal~Mart (who sold them) for help...but I'd ask at that forum up at the first link and at the AudioVox ticket system.

Yeah, it was hard to find. RCA's kind of a deprecated brand identity since JVC bought their remains...then sold some to AudioVox.

Maybe our Google-fu just needs some work, but that's all I see around.

RCA DRC8030N | Answered on Apr 16, 2013


For DVD that are stuck. Unplug the unit from the power source. Flip open the DVD dust door (FROM TOP TO BOTTOM) now you can see the DVD disk tray. Look under it to see a white gear arm, you can push on this to unlock the tray and pull it out manually. Now you have your DVD back.

RCA DRC8030N | Answered on Jul 13, 2012


Yes you can replace the hard drive with a larger one. I have a 500 gig hard drive in mine. You can do the same thing with the DVD drive.

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RCA DRC8030N | Answered on Jul 13, 2012


It will be far cheaper to replace the item with one year warranty than send it to RCA, factory rates start at $100.00 and up.

RCA DRC8030N | Answered on Jul 09, 2012


I am sure that the fault was relative of the bad capacitor and swapping the working board has proved. Hope that solves the issue as all what is needed is to check and replace all the suspected capacitor is the Primary /Secondary side as the SMPS is working BUT with a limited voltage. So the threshold is low and so can be a tank capacitor, change the mains capacitor and also the secondary +B side.

RCA DRC8030N | Answered on Dec 24, 2011


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RCA DRC8030N | Answered on Sep 17, 2011


the problem is either in front display board or on the main board, first replacing the front board can solve the problem. but if it does not pls replace the main board. these are inside the dvd player.

RCA DRC8030N | Answered on Sep 05, 2011


Try to check the video setting if in right format. There are 2 common format PAL and NTSC. Or try set it on auto. good day and best regards.

RCA DRC8030N | Answered on Jul 17, 2011


This is due to the mechanics inside the DVD-RW being out of place.  If you open the DVD-RW (take both the top and bottom cover off and take the CD tray out) you will see the white plastic guide that guides 2 arms as the laser mechanism lowers and raises.  One of these 2 arms is out of place and need to be pushed back in.  Also, check for a crack in the black plastic on the arms....this usually causes the arms to slip out of place.  If a crack is found, simply super glue it tigether.

RCA DRC8030N | Answered on Jul 14, 2011


the DVD Drive is bad. Replace it with the same (which I haven't been able to find anywhere on the internet) or one off the shelf (a little jerry-rigging is involved) and it will work. Everything else should be fine. This exact same thing happened to me.

RCA DRC8030N | Answered on Feb 21, 2011

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