Question about Sony DAV-C450 System
System won't play cd's, still plays dvd's fine but started cutting out when playing cd's a few days ago. I used a dvd laser lense cleaner and now it won't play cd's at all. It doesn't seem to recognize when a CD is inserted as it comes up with NO DISC when I try to play it.
SOURCE: No disc message on DVD Player
What you might want to try before giving up would be to get a lens cleaning disc. If that does not work then you may have to take off the top, locate where the small laser lens is, and with a small cotton swab, soak slightly in alcohol, and in a swirling motion, clean the laser lens, now with the dry end, do the same. Wait a few minutes for all the residue to dry. Plug in the unit, and see if you made any differance. If you did GREAT!!. If not well at least you tryed, and there is not alot more you can do as a consumer, without test equipment, or speacial jigs. It most likly will not be worth taking into a repair shop, as these days these players are almost a dime a dozen!. Good Luck Ps Please do not forget to rate this.
Posted on Oct 16, 2006
SOURCE: dvd pauses
mY DAV-C770 has the exact same problem ...when watching a movie it will intermittently pause or freeze ...then continue. It will do this 20 or 30 times throughout a movie. I asked a tech at Sony for help and he told me the laser reader is out of alignment. The minimum amount to have the dvd player sent out and repaired is $200.00, and thats if it does not require any parts. with a new laser reader it will be about $400.00. Almost the same price as a new dream system. Not worth fixing. I used to think really highly of Sony - until now. Jackal
Posted on Jun 29, 2007
SOURCE: dvd always says no disc
i had this problem for copied dvds and cds and badley scratched ones when renting. never had the problem with genuine products. it seems to be able to dectect snide dvds but my 20 quid jobby in the bedroom will play them all !!!!!!
Posted on Nov 17, 2007
SOURCE: movie freezes, skips.
Does sound like the laser. Realitically, not worth repairing. I'd say you'd be worth connecting a cheap DVD player to the system - then the Sony can carry on providing the surround sound audio and the new DVD player can provide the video. Then, if the cheap DVD player is still going, it can move to a bedroom TV if and when you replace the surround system....
Otherwise, I would imaging the speaker set (and even the non-working DVD player) on its own might fetch a reasonable price on an auction site - anyone who has a stolen DVD unit will probably be desparate for the speakers as Sony don't sell them separately!
Posted on Jan 15, 2008
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