Symphonic Video/DVD player- dvds not able to be read so they don't play
I have a Symphonic Video/DVD player. There are two numbers - WF803 and U23326244E. I have rarely used the dvd player. Recently we tried
playing a dvd from the library and got a message that said it couldn't read the
dvd. We have tried dvds purchased in stores and rentals and copies given to us and none will work. I don't know if something got switched making dvds unreadable or if
something is wrong with the equipment. We tried other dvds and have no success
with any of them playing. I'm not sure if related but we used a friend's cd/dvd cleaner and it could be after that point is when the machine stopped playing dvds.
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Possibly check the setup of the player. some dvd's will not work in most players. check the manual. if under warranty take back to store. or better yet buy another one like it and take the one that is bad back to the store with the new receipt.
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This is a mechanical problem, the sliding plate moves when play button is engaged and locks button in play mode. There any number of reasons, weak spring, dirt, or broken part. It will require total dis-assembly to access the area.
The problem is in the Laser Pickup Assembly, the only solution is to clean the laser lens gently with a Q-Tip and rubbing alcohol, if this fails there is no other option but to replace the whole assembly "not cost effective" or buy a new player.
First take a disk player cleaner and run it through two complete times. It is quite possible that the lens on your your CD players has become dirty and just needs a good leaning. this is quite normal actually. Any lens that plays a disk should have a good cleaning weekly to give optimum performance. Overtime dust collects and prevents the lens from reading the disk. The lens disk cleaners have tiny gentle bristles that "sweep" the lens back to normal.
Also you want to make sure that there are no smudges or scratches on the disks themselves. Often time a gentle wiping will remove smudges but if the disk has some scratches it may need to be resurfaced. A resurfacing cost about $2usd at your local record shop or gamers/video store.
Now if neither of these solutions work , and often they do, then it is possible the lens has come out of alignment and this would have to be addressed by a tech. A lens only need to move a mm for it to not be able to read a disk properly.
Since the motor tries to start up, I don't think it's a motor problem. I think that the problem is at the lens; it can't read the cd so it does to stand by mode. I suggest you a cheap solution. Buy a cd/dvd cleaner set, a wet one is better. Follow the instructions on the set. The main idea is to put one drip of the included liquid at the set (usually isopropyl alchohol) at a specific place (like small brush) on the disk surface and play this disk. That way the "brush" will clean up the laser lens and after that the cd/dvd player will be able to read the disks. BE CAREFULL not to put too much liquid on the "brush". In case you can, use a Q-tip with isopropylic alchool to clean up the cd lens manually.
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how long have you been using this player? The problem should be from the lens (laser).
The lens is weak and that's why it cannot read/load Cd's. The weak lens is also what's making it says "no disc".
a lens cleaner and use it to clean the lens, but if the lens still does
the same thing even after using the lens cleaner, then it means you
would have to change the whole lens completely to a brand new one.
By so doing your player would play all Cd's with no problem at all.
?: Does the cd spins? If it does the optical eye that reads the cd could be dirty. Clean the eye with cd lens cleaner. If the cd is not spinning the motor could be bad. Also some cd players can't read certain disks because of the density of the disk. Make sure you read the manual to see what cds are compatible with your boombox. I hope these solutions were helpful.