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Car DVD player won't read DVDs

When any disc is inserted , the message "no valid disc" comes on. I have tried cleaning the inside with alcohol. Any suggestions?

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  • spony Nov 19, 2007

    my alpine iva-d900 will play everything even mp3dvds but wont play just a moviedvd says error disk or not valid some bs I have had it for about 3-4yrs now.

  • debpaige Nov 19, 2007

    Please help! My family is in the car for a very long trip and the girls would like to use the DVD player, but keep getting this error. Is there anything that can be done by my husband while traveling? Thanks

  • valparaiso Nov 25, 2007

    The DVD player show in the display "No Disc" but the laser diode is clean and the disc when is inside don't turn. I supossed that the motor of the disc is bad or disconnect.

  • batuco Dec 05, 2007

    my dvd player starts to work after it gets warm or to heard a cd music

  • agamew Dec 07, 2007

    well when i put my dvd in the player it says disc read error, but it will play my cd's

  • Anonymous Dec 16, 2007

    Hi there recently i bought a car in dash chines dvd player,but when i got it installed in my car won't read any dvds or cds.I bought from ebay tried to send it back but they won't do nothing about.So i have to try fixe it,so can you tell me whre can i take it.Thanks

  • meqdasi Dec 20, 2007

    I have a Vevturer 7" Widescreen Portable DVD Player,it reads cds,but if i insert a dvd disc,i get this message"NO VALID DISC".I cleaned the DVD Player with a dvd lens cleaner,but still the same,any suggestion on how to fix this problem would be appreciated..

  • cliftonL Dec 26, 2007

    When inserting the DVD, the it say's "no valid disc" and will not read. What's the deal?

  • Robdogdgp Jan 04, 2008

    The screen says the player does not support the edgings on the disc. What does that mean? How do I fix it?

  • karl012345 Feb 13, 2008

    monitor shows "no picture for your safety"

  • Anonymous Feb 13, 2008

    enter disc it reads "loading disc" and then it says "open" and then the disc poops out

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2008

    i have a portable dvd player venturer and when i put a disk in it reads no valid disk. please reply thanks rebecca

  • Anonymous Apr 02, 2008

    where does the brake wire goes if my dvd does not work in a pld57mu

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  • kthdtson68 Apr 19, 2008

    want read movies cds but play music cd sometimes

  • jaygyros Apr 28, 2008

    I have the same problem too with the SD-20USB not reading discs, can someone help, please.

  • kanui May 04, 2008

    i have dvz-2000 model and it wont read dvds

  • Anonymous Jun 04, 2008

    When I put in a disc it says "can't read disc". Any solutions?

  • chago123 Jun 11, 2008

    hola espero i me puedan ayudar de antemano gracias yo tego un pioneeravic-d3 le estale el dvd y cuando quise cabiar de ingles a espanol medise que inserte el disc a propiado y no me funciona nada ni el radio ni lo puedo a pagar espero y me ayuden gracias

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  • Anonymous Jul 11, 2008

    every time i put a cd in the cd player, the cd come out

  • amerobertzac Jul 19, 2008

    will not read a disk.

  • trackseason0 Dec 07, 2008

    it wont read nothing

  • tyddy Jan 30, 2009

    All DVD discs inserted respond with a "no valid disc" display



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This may be due to CD/DVD region code!

Posted on Jan 10, 2007

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"The DVD player show in the display "No Disc" but the laser diode is clean and the disc when is inside don't turn. I supossed that the motor of the disc is bad or disconnect."

I changed the motor but still the same fail.

Posted on Dec 12, 2007

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I had the same problem. I took the bottom off and was looking at the parts inside it. What I found with mine was that the gears were not turning smoothly. I realized it was something between the gear on the motor (white) and the middle gear. All I had to do was to push the white gear that is on the motor back down until it snapped back into place. Problem solved. I hope this helps others with the same problem.

Posted on May 01, 2007

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Sounds to me like your laser reader isn't set for a dvd reader... if it will read cd's then its working, unless your putting the wrong type of formatted dvd in the player...

Posted on Aug 10, 2008

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Well if like me you have tried taking it to a repair shop, you know that no one will touch it. These are unreliable cheap units, the screens are great just the DVD players keep going wrong. Give up and plug a portable media player into the input, all the films on a hard drive - no jumping - stopping etc etc

Posted on Apr 06, 2008

Delphi is TERRIBLE w support. I had to hit the reset button, then it worked

Posted on Mar 09, 2008

Take it to your mom's house for cleaning

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Posted on Nov 19, 2007

If this is the PVS1950D, then visit the companies website at Select "Car Entertainment" then "Mobile DVD Systems" and finally select "PVS1950D". You can either email or call them for assistance. The repair fee is about $50 I believe, plus shipping. A brand new unit with 7" screens will run you about $100.

Posted on Sep 12, 2007

I had the same problems as well. I ended up taking it to a local shop here in the SF Bay Area and got it fixed instantly. It didn't cost much but got it done. I wouldn't tamper with it though esp. with alcohol as it may damage the laser and set the laser out of alignment to cause more costly repairs.

Posted on Aug 11, 2007

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Make sure use brand new Disc to test unit. still have problem? send back mfg to service.

Posted on Jul 23, 2007

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All of the 8" and 10" Delphi DVD entertainment systems are absolute JUNK. I have been installing mobile video for 15 years now and have never come across a DVD player with so many problems. Not only do the systems suck but so does Delphi service. I now have 6 systems under warranty repair at their facility. This is the second batch that I have sent them. The first batch of 10 I sent them took over 8 weeks for repair. I have also personally repaired at least 10 other units by swapping parts between broken units. Many of the DVD systems require a new ribbon cable that goes to the screen. Yet Delphi will not sell these. If anyone has info on where to purchase these ribbon cables. Please e-mail me at

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Its a little late but here ya go. If you hav ealready cleaned th eoptical pickup ( " laser" ) then its dead. I woudl love to buy that for parts. I fix up dead clarion dvd players. Le tme know if you still have it! mike

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It sounds as if an urgent discectomy is in order and take it along to your friendly car audio/video doctor for a second opinion. Cd and CVD players have a shockin record for lasting much ;pnger than the warranty. BMW

Posted on Jul 07, 2006

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    Sorry "much longer than the warranty"


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