My DVD player stopped suddenly playing any DVDs. It makes a mild 'grrrrr' sound after I have put a DVD in and then nothing happens.
I would appreciate any insights you might have so I know whether I can get it repaired or not.
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Re: Does not play DVD
You need to open top cover and look inside dvd player cd tray. Does dvd / cd disc spins or having loading problem because grrrrr seems mechanical problem. Let me know your finding to guide you further. Thank you.
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no solution but i have exactly the same problem - the system has suddenly stopped playing any dvds at all including ones it has previously played - i get no sound or picture just a circle with a + sign in the middle on the dvd digital display
Are you trying to playing recordable DVDs (DVD+R or DVD-R) ? if so, try playing original DVDs (the type you rent or buy) those are pressed DVDs - if it works, then your player does not support DVD-R or DVD+R - If you are using a computer burner that supports bitsetting you can change the booktype of a DVD+R to DVD-ROM to fool your player.
If however your player cannot play either DVD-R, DVD+R nor original DVDs and only plays CDs, then your dvd laser diode is finished - there is one for CD and one for DVD, this is rare but happens, there is nothing you can do, any repairs would be very expensive - you are better off getting a new DVD player they are very inexpensive now and any repairs will cost you multiple times a new DVD player.
I read the other people's problems with the same type DVD player and discovered that the player is only covered by a 30 day warranty...and it would cost more to fix than it is worth. I will just never buy another Poloroid......a lesson learned! I will use our laptop to play the 30 minute DVD's that the player won't play and when the player dies, it dies!
If this unit is a few months old can you swap it with the shop you got it in? Errors like the ones you mention sound like the laser is not reading the DVDs. (Which you would expect to find on old players).
Just check you are putting in valid DVD's which play in other players and that you are putting them in the correct way (not upside down - yes it happens).
It sounds electro-mechanical. Meaning it could be a solenoid not engaging one of the mechanical arms, or even one of the plastic mechanical arms could have jumped out of their socket. It doesn't sounds too drastic, however the unit will have to be pulled apart and investigated. thanks ST
Change the location of the unit, this sounds like an overheating problem. It is too close to other units or is enclosed in a tight space. You may also try putting a small fan behind it to cool it down.