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Hello. I have a Sony DAV-FR8 and it was working just fine. I went to put a DVD into it last night and the DVD part won't do anything. When you press function it will go to DVD, but DVD only shows on the front panel for a few seconds. You can't put a DVD into it or anything. You can't even get to any of the settings. You can use the SAT and the Stereo, but that is it. You can't even turn it off. It continuously blinks STANDBY. Any suggestions? I tried unplugging it and that did not work. I made sure that all of the speakers are plugged in right. Thanks, Kim

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  • jeremyc913 Apr 22, 2008

    I have the exact problem on a machine I am working on. Put it on DVD and try to put a DVD in it will not take it. all it does it flash please wait. Jeremy

  • sonyofabeach Jun 20, 2008

    Same problem---if I turn off my receiver--it blinks standby--and will not do anything else---to start it--I unplug it and plug it back in....that allows me to turn it on and use the surround sound for my TV and the radio portion works----CD player will accept no discs---there is not one lodged in there so I am fairly disappointed with the product---had it two years....somebody forgot to do their homework at Sony if this is a multiple person problem.











































































































  • Anonymous Jul 11, 2008

    Same exact issue.



  • modesttoo Jul 15, 2008

    I have a Sony DAV-FR8. I went to watch a DVD, and the when I set the function to DVD, it just flashes "please wait" incessantly. I called Sony support; their suggestion, after making me unplug it for a full minute, plug it back in and make me watch it flash "please wait" for a full minute more, was to take it to Sony Authorized repair shop.

  • fcclarkie Aug 28, 2008

    I am having this same problem. Receiver and SAT mode work but DVD/CD player does nothing but display DVD for a few seconds then goes blank...try to turn it off and blinks STANBY until you unplug it. Anybody find a solution yet? If taken to a authorized Sony dealer what did they do?

  • barple Oct 25, 2008

    I too have the same exact problem. I have tried everything. Anybody got any answers? Ready to throw it out the window!

  • Anonymous Mar 10, 2009

    Same problem. The unit eventually loaded a CD but it won't play and won't eject. Looks like I'll have to take it apart to get my disc back. Also, the unit has to be unplugged and then plugged back in to get it to stop flashing standby. Got roughly four years of good service out of it.

  • attbery58 Mar 15, 2009

    Hello. I have a Sony DAV-FR8 and it was working just fine. I went to put a DVD into it last night and the DVD part won't do anything. When you press function it will go to DVD, but DVD only shows on the front panel for a few seconds. You can't put a DVD into it or anything. You can't even get to any of the settings. You can use the SAT and the Stereo, but that is it. You can't even turn it off. It continuously blinks STANDBY. Any suggestions? I tried unplugging it and that did not work. I made sure that all of the speakers are plugged in right. Thanks, Kim

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2009

    Wonderful. I too have a $600 paperweight that cleverly eats DVDs and blinks Please Wait......

  • Anonymous Apr 06, 2009

    standby . . . same problem here

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