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Philps DVD player always says No disc

When I put a disc in I can hear it spin, then it begins to click twice (like something isn't connecting or catching) and then it tells me 'no disc'. Do you have any idea what this might be and if it can be fixed and is worth it to have it done. It was not an expensive player (90$) but I hate it when something doesn't work and if it can be repaired I would like to do so. We do use it frequently.

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  • Anonymous Oct 29, 2008

    always show "no disk" either copy wright or copy

  • getsillayyy Nov 30, 2008

    the player doesn't work it just says loading for a long time and says no disk

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Mostly laser unit get defective in same model
1.check any dust meterial inside of spindle motor-or replce with new one
2..check&replce flex foil conector cable
3.check&replce flash ram on mpeg pcb

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Hi,

On the surface, there could possibly be two (2) issues:

  • dirty/defective laser eye;
  • stuck up slider/carriage.
It could initially be tried to clean the lens with the use of a CD cleaner (similar to those used for PC CD ROMs. Otherwise, the unit will have to be opened up flor a look & see, manual cleaning. Re-application of light lubricant with particular attention to the slider rail/lens carriage.

Should the cleaning be not corrective, then repairs would necessitate replacement of some components. At this point, you may have to reconsider your options as cost of repair and downtime may no longer justify service.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Oct 24, 2008

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