Question about GoVideo DVD & Blu-Ray Players
How do i find the lense ?
do i have to take the complete case apart ?
I am neart boston
some of my previously recorded dvd's can not be read
i get empty dic : Message
am willing to pay reasonable fee for hands on solution
Posted on Oct 24, 2008
Your DVD player is about to break completely. The disk is spinning too slow at times. I currently have a similar problem and have not yet determined if the motor is bad or the chip that drives the motor or the main processor chip. There is a slight possiblity that a poor power supply is at fault. Because of the high cost of repair it's probably not worth repair. Oh yes, one other possibility is the lens that reads the DVD may be dirty. You can try to clean it and see if it helps, Use a cotton swab with alcohol (not the kind you drink) and gently wipe the plastic lens the dry it with the dry end of the swab. Look closely to make sure you don't leave any cotton behind. You only need a little alcohol. Don't over due it. Good luck,
Posted on Sep 12, 2008
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If you have necessary tools and test instruments, know safety precaution in basic 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't read any disc. If you have a DVD Lens cleaner, play it to the unit. If this is not available you may manually clean the optical lens. Open the cover and gently clean the eye of the lens by smooth,clean,soft cotton buds. Be careful while doing this, just a gentle stroke only.
2.Check the ribbon - Check the ribbon connected to the lens from the main board for scratch, damage. Once it has an open line then of course the lens can't read the disc, this is because of the movement of the optical lens back-and-forth. Also try to erase the contact by pencil eraser. If you've done the steps above and the symptoms still there then the next step requires you a little knowledge in soldering technique and reading the ohmmeter.
3.Check the spindle motor - Check the spindle motor that spin the disc with an ohmmeter. You can test it using the ohmmeter (x1) even it is connected on the lens assembly.Good motor - reading should be fairly high and it will spin. Bad motor- reading will drop to low resistance and will not spin.
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Hint : Most of my repaired unit the above parts are commonly caused of the problem.
If you confirmed that you have a defective motor then replace it with a new one. Before replacing the new motor you have to check the clearance of the disc holder with the old one. The clearance should be the same as the old because if not 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 lens was faulty.
you can't do the job yourself, I would advice you to look for a professional to
troubleshoot the symptom.
check if your unit is under warranty period, avail it because the manufacturer
will fix it for free. Don't attempt to open the cover(it will void the
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