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DVD Player not working

I have a DVD player. When I am trying to play an any CD whether it is a DVD or MP3 or Ordinary CD it is showing the message as 'OPEN'. After that it is not responding. Could you please tlle me what could be the problem and solution. Thanks Vijay

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  • Anonymous Nov 04, 2007

    I opened up the dvd casing, and saw a plastic bar trapping the CD under it. I can't see any small switch. Previously have already switched the power on and off but still no movement.

  • Anonymous Nov 06, 2007

    CD works fine but DVD it only shows after how many seconds then it shows on the screen DISC NOT AVAILABLE please tell me if this is goodbye or tell me what parts need to be replaced and how much. Thanks

  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2008

    Not sure if this is the same issue but when disc tray retracts I can hear the disc drive cycling. I opened and inspected unit and found that the rubber band used to retract then raise the disc drive into place was slipping. Evidently it has stretched and starts to slip when trying to raise the drive unit up into place. Anyone know where I can get the rubber band.

  • donethat Jan 14, 2008

    Have the mustek mp95 dvd player. Menus and everything work but wont play cd,dvd, etc. Evferytime put something in just get the message that there is no disc present. It does try to read everytime though. Also, when bypassing to lid closed and observing the optical scanner everything else seems to function properly. I have tried to power it down over night the reboot but still kaput!! Help with ne advice.

  • jiggly_foam Feb 25, 2008

    How do I reset the DVD player?  That was one of the solutions posted.  Is it as simple as unplugging over night?  As a hand me down from parents, I was lazy and left it in the car for several months (shame on me).  Now that I finally decided to bring it inside to use after plugging in the DVD player it shows the red standby button.  When you push the on/standby button, it remains red.  Sometimes it looks like it is trying to start (no noise) with the center screen on the DVD player showing ---(division symbol)---. Can't seem to get the DVD tray to open either.  Any suggestions? 

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  • Anonymous Apr 03, 2008

    Mine won't power on at all. If yours does, you may be able to reset it..go here:

  • Anonymous Jun 22, 2008

    downloaded drivers

  • meilouie Jun 26, 2008

    SAME THING HAPPEN HERE and I only used it for 4 months



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I have dvd player, but me inser disk. then dvd told me error disk, then me inser another one disk, same reply, waht i can i do?

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I just purchased a dvd hd player phillips dvp5960/37 I also own a 37 inch panasonic tv. I can see normal movies ok and sound is good but when I put an HD movie in I get nothing but spinning. This happened with another dvd player that I bought and I figured it was a problem with the DVD player so I bought a different one which is the phillips. Does anyone have a clue as to why I cannot play an HD movie on this thing. I also have a bell satellite dish and it plays the television HD channels fine. ???? im confused!!!

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I havea rj4100 it was saying wrong disc when dvds were put in, so now it is stuck in p-scan and all i get is a snowy screen you cna't access menu

Posted on Dec 22, 2007

Buy a diffrent brand i have nothing but problems with my dvdr 1000. cant even get any buttons to work

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I too am having a simliar problem with my DVC880D. Were you able to resolve? $35 to just have a local repair look at it, and that's not including parts. For that price, I'm half way to a newer unit (and anything other than a SYLVANIA).

Posted on Feb 27, 2007

  • Joel Cress Apr 03, 2007

    I did power down. That was the initial resolution Sylvania's support gave me. Did not work.

    I've opened the case to see if I could isolate the problem, but I have no idea what I'm looking at. If it was a computer DVD drive, then I'd be good to go :P

    I'll play with the dead one to see if I can get it working, but I'm not too concerned now. For the price they want to just to look at it ($35) I bought a new RCA DVD with DIVX.

    Note to self: Never buy Sylvania.


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I have philips HTS3400 dvd home theater system from America U.S.A Is only played region 1 and I want it to play other region like region 2

Posted on Jan 24, 2007

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    I have sony DAV-DZ100 Home theater system from U.S.A it only play region 1 I want it play other region like region 2

  • DAVID ACQUAYE Jan 24, 2007

    I have DURABRAND dvd-1002 from America I want it be multiregion. It play region 1


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Have you tried to power cycle the unit? These units have small computers in them and from time to time need a power cycle. Un plug it and let it sit over night then try it again. Some times a simple reset can cure its ilness. It may also have a timming problem with the door. WHen it was open did it get bumped? it could be off track and thing its open when its actualy closed because it has a timming problem. Try a power cycle first.

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Your problem is the small switch that a small boss hits when the doors closed to tell the unit the door is closed.. Its eather the small boss is broken from the door or the switch blades cracked. If you feel comfortable to open small electronics you may be able to open and see if it is the tiny switch BUT highly NOT recomended as there are micro fine wires and ribbon cables inside this unit that can be easaly broken.Best thing to do is to take or send this unit to an authorized repair shop.

Posted on Apr 03, 2006

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SOURCE: bought s350 blue ray dvd player. when tried to

I had the same issue. it is not recognizing the disc. I called in and I am having to send it in for servicing. The message you are getting is because the only option you are getting is the BD data one and not the one to play the disc.

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SOURCE: A Sony RDR-GX210 DVD player I can play a CD -

Hi Allan,

When you get no disk error, that is usually because of a problem with the optical laser lens that is dirty, faulty or opaque, and will start operating on certain disks better than others.

In that case you will hear disk spinning, whirring and clicking, but the TOC (table of content track at start of CD/DVD will not be read, therefore the error.

Whe this problem is starting you may be able to read only CD, DVD or Blue ray, or for example only DVD-R and not +R , or only to read and not to write and so on. After more prolonged usage , often the unit goes losing the rest of functions, and ends up not reading anything at all.

In your case the lens does not work on DVD , but only on CDs for the reasons above , that is quite common.

If instead there is no noise, and disk does not spin at all , then there is a faulty motor, or the motor micro-switch is bad. This situation is far less common than the lens problem.

Try first using a CD/DVD or Blue ray lens cleaner disk to clean the lens. If that does not work you will need to disassemble the drive , and clean lens directly with q tips and isopropyl alcohol, or to replace the CD/DVD lens, or the whole drive unit.

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