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DVD Player will not play

I have a GOTECH GTD 5200 DVD player. It is a "Play Only", very simple. Every time I put in any disc and press play or any other key on the rmote or on the device itself it reads"err disc" on the tv screen. I have used a cleaning disk, and I have cleaned the laser"eye" with isopropyl alcohol. None of this works. The player itself has been barely used, maybe 10 times in the past year since I bought it. It worked fine the last time I used it 2-3 months ago but even after mty attempts to clean it as other sites have suggested it still reads "err disc". I also have misplaced the instruction manual, however, it is a "play only". Any suggestions!?!??!!,
Thank You, Bob Frustrated.

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SOURCE: Emerson PDE-2717 Portable DVD Player - worked great for a few months but now just says 'Bad Disc' even when using discs that work in other players.

Connect the DVD player and while it is off, press for 5-10 seconds the 'A-B' button. This will help clear the 'Bad Disc' memory. Enjoy!

Posted on Sep 29, 2007

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SOURCE: we have a yamaha dvd player, model number dv-s5450

I had a similar problem...the machine, which had been great up until then, started to be very fussy when loading a disc; using a lens cleaner did not help at all.

I opened the disc tray and used a can of "air duster" with the straw attachment blowing in lots of air into every little nook and cranny that I could reach, especially in and around the actual lens area. The liquified gas under pressure must have been too cold as, at first, there was no improvement whatsoever when I tried playing a disc. However, the next day the player was working perfectly again.

It is worth a try.

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SOURCE: Disney dvd player wont play movies (dvd) but plays music (cd) fine

Might be the type of movie - some of them are only able to play "G" ratings. Try this: click <play> 1234 <play> It will likely unlock the dvd that is in and will begin to play. You will have to do the 'code' each time, or there's an unlock program you can purchase.

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SOURCE: CD PLAY WON'T READ THE DISC

i HAD THE SAME PROBLEM, I BOUGHT A SPECIAL DISC FROM TV/RADIO SHOP IT COST APPROX £5. I HAD TO RUN IT 5-6 TIMES TO GET IT PROPERLY CLEANED. ,I WAS GOING TO THROW OUT MY PLAYER AS I THOUGHT IT WAS GOING TO BE OF NO USE BUT IT IS NOW PLAYING AS NEW,HOPE THIS IS OF SOME HELP.

JACKIE

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SOURCE: jvc dvd player no disc error

Hello!

I did have a similar problem. It was solved by cleaning the laser lenses/prisma. You have to dismantle the whole pick-up the to see the laser lenses.

There is one lens which is held by couple wires and below there is prisma/mirror.

I did use ear-cleaner-stick and desinfection liquid (with alcohol) for cleaning. Now it works!

Posted on Nov 27, 2009

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SOURCE: DVD player will not recognize any DVDs I put into

No disc error can be a DIY like the following steps.

Assuming that the disc is good.

Since you've already done the #1 now proceed to #2.

1.Cleaning the lens. - Sometimes because of dust the lens can't read any disc.

Try clean the lens by soft cotton buds. Be careful while doing this.

2.Replacing 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. 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.Checked the motor - Check the 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.

Hint : 50% 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 you already cleaned the lens, and confirmed that the ribbon is good as well as the motor then I

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