I have a Sony HCD-C450 5 disc DVD player. Recently it has stopped reading the DVDs. Sometimes it still plays normally but other times it sends a message telling me to insert a dvd when there is already one in the machine. Does anybody know how to fix this problem? It happens with all DVDs not just some. I've tried turning it off and turning it back on, and opening and reinserting the disc. Don't know what else to try.
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Re: DVDs won't play
This is an easy fix. All you need to get is a CD/DVD-Player Laser-Lens Cleaner for about $5.00. You can get these at Best Buy, Circuit City, Radio Shack, or any similar place.
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Hello, unfortunately Philips DVD players are more precious/ selective on DVDs than the other brands..it is true especially with "Copied DVD"..normally an original DVD should not cause such problem..however if your DVD disc itself is not clean ( i.e.finger prints ) the reading LASER sometimes has problem to read it.. I recommend to buy a "wet DVD laser cleaner system" and clean your laser on DVD and your DVD discs as well..it is available any HI-FI store..
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some times when you create DVD movies by high speed DVD writers, your data cannot be read by dvd player with high performance. it s due to speed mismatching. always write DVDs with Normal speed in order to use with DVD players. while in case oof PC-DVD -Rom it does not happens. it can read any high speed wriiten DVDs. DVD-Rom in PC are more precise than DVD players. Some times Weak DVD player Lens system can also mis read.
In response to your jvc-a75r DVD player, sometimes the solution might be less complex than it may appear. Had the same problem with my Samsung s321,the machine refused to read DVD's but would play CD's no problem. Simply opened up the cover(usually)4-6 small screws, and found my dog's hair inside of the player covering the laser eye.Electrostatic ionization
attracts dust,etc. into the player remarkably well sometimes. Carefully used a cotton swap to remove debri. PLayerworked fine afterwards
If you are playing STANDARD CD or regular DVD that you have purchase and you are having this problem,your dvd player is malfunction;however,if you are playing DVD burner disc or a different dvd region disc(we are region 1 in U.S.) that is no going to work.Same thing for your CD burner disc,it might not work. If you are using a rental dvd disc,check and see if there is scratches?If so,try to get one without that many scratches! Joe