Question about Onkyo DV-C501 DVD Player

2 Answers


I have the same problem as the other user. My Onkyo DV-C501 says MECHA ERROR and it is no where in the manual. I have turned it off and on several times. I have unplugged it from the wall and the back of the unit. Still same error. Drawer won't open - nothing.

Posted by on

  • 2 more comments 
  • stvbadge Nov 24, 2007

    yes, the "mecha" fault keeps reoccuring. can this be fixed permantly so i dont have to keep shaking it for 10 mins. ( strangly it eventually works ever time) but fraustrating.


  • redelld Mar 01, 2008

    i have dv-c501 Cd/dvd player and I get the mech error reading and the drawer will not open. I can shake it and it will work some time, but I want to know how to fix it correctly.

  • Mike Moreland Jan 25, 2009

    I also have this mechanical error

  • dinesh406 May 14, 2009

    when we press the eject buttion the display showing locked



2 Answers

That is a great one! I got a good laugh and sure enough it worked like a charm!

Posted on Jul 20, 2007


I have actually had the same problem multiple number of times now and am going to suggest you a rather "crude sounding" solution!! First, atleast in my case the problem usually occurs when you turn the DVD player off while it still has DVD/CD inside and then turn it back on a little while later. This is how the "solution" works. I just disconnect the player and give it a good shake !! This somehow dislodges the "stuck" disc inside and voila, the player opens up after reconnecting and pressing the open/close button. Sometimes it takes more than one "good shake". Sounds rather severe but works everytime !!

Posted on Mar 06, 2007


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer


Isn't playback automatic? Did you check the user manual page 47?
It explains how to change TV system from Auto to NTSC to Pal, but
the manufacturer recommends leaving the player on the default setting because changing the region may restrict the kinds of discs you may be able to watch.

Jun 10, 2014 | Onkyo DV-SP406S DVD Player

1 Answer

Displaying an error message "mecha

These may help you.

May 07, 2011 | Onkyo DV-CP702 DVD Player

1 Answer

Is a electronic cuicuit diagram available for a onkyo dv-sp302 dvd player

Here is a link to the pdf file of the service manual which has circuit diagrams. You will need Adobe Reader to open the file (can download for free from adobe if you don't have it already)

Jan 08, 2011 | Onkyo DV-SP302 DVD Player

3 Answers


i need best solution for mecha error 03 kodak printer 6800

Mar 15, 2010 | Kodak 6800 Thermal Photo Printer

1 Answer

Onkyo DV-SP405 DVD player says no disc

This woud be due to two things

1. laser
2. servo motor not spinning to the correct speeds i,e Bad motor


Jun 11, 2009 | Onkyo DV-SP404 DVD Player

1 Answer

My onkyo dv-c600 will read DVDs but not CDs


As per its user manual you cannot play back discs such as VCD (VIDEO CD) ,CD-R, CD-RW, CD-ROM, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW, etc., even though they may be labelled . Please refer to Onkyo DVC600 User Manual for more information.

Please do rate the solution as FixYa and revert for further assistance.


May 25, 2009 | Onkyo DV-C600 Multi-disc DVD Player

1 Answer

Disk Error, CD only

It may not recognize the CD if it is a copy. try an original CD and see if it works.

Nov 30, 2008 | Onkyo DV-C601 Multi-disc DVD Player

Not finding what you are looking for?
Onkyo DV-C501 DVD Player Logo

Related Topics:

689 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Onkyo Televison & Video Experts

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

75017 Answers

Computer Repairing
Computer Repairing

Level 3 Expert

14641 Answers

Martin Murray

Level 3 Expert

1623 Answers

Are you an Onkyo Televison and Video Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides