Tip & How-To about Audio Players & Recorders

The CD/DVD/Blueray player remains on "loading" state after putting a disc in!

With some luck, you might be capable of fixing it yourself without even opening the box!

-Try to push the tray in a little bit when closed! Some times dust gathers on the greasy tray rails resulting it not to open and close to the full extend. If it helps but the problem comes back, then you should open the box and clean the the rails more thoroughly. Have a look at the switch that senses if the tray is open or closed. (Placement is model deppendant ) !
-Clean the optical lens with a cleaning CD(It is a disk with a soft brush glued to the readable side close to its center). If you haven't got one you could try to blow inside with a straw while the tray is open.

If these don't help then you must open the box.(If you are kind of a handyman) or let a pro do the job.
Unplug the box from wall outlet.
Open the box then check all the cables that go between the DVD unit and the PCB/electronics board. You may "Carefully" disconnect the cables from both ends then reconnect them (Some times cables themselves could be causing the problem).
If none of the above helps it most likely is the laser-/optics-head that has burned out and needs to be replaced. Other electronics failures are possible too but rare. You may consider getting professional help!

God luck!

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