Question about GoVideo DP8240 Portable DVD Player with Screen
My daughter used the portable DVD player for a few weeks. One day, I came home and it had stopped playing DVDs. It plays CD's fine, as well as playing an external video input. I've tried a CD lens cleaner, which seemed to work fine (since it plays CD's still), but still no DVD. I've tried resetting the settings to default with no change. Any ideas?
SOURCE: Bad disk
if this disk plays on other sources then it is not the disk and sounds like it is a problem with the laser or the motor that pushes the laser along the disk if it dont play no disk at all then it is the layser if you have used a good quality lense cleaner and that didnt cure it then you could try if you are ok taking the case off leave it for 24 hours to make sure no electric is running through it and look where the laser eye is it should be neer the middle where the center of the cd sits if it isnt gently push it back to the middle this will recalibrate your laser then put it back together and try again if this dont work you will then have to get a replacement laser unit these can be expensive but you should be able to fit it your self as the wire areconected by conector but before you do this make sure you use a good lense cleaner as the cheaper ones wont work all the time and listen if the cd is spinning in the unit if its not spinning then you need replace the unit if you dont feel up to it then a repair shop will do this for you their si no way round it other than to replaceit they usually last the life of the warranty they are made to last no longer hope this is some help but not much more you can do
Posted on Oct 30, 2007
You can try cleaning the video tape heads. The vcr has 2 different heads. One for audio which is fixed and a drum head for video with 2 heads on it that rotate. The best way to clean them is to take a lint free cloth ad wrap it tightly around your finger. Put some alcohol on the cloth and place it on the drum. Then rotate the drum as you hold your finger against the drum. DO NOT move your finger up and down as you can brake the head off. The other option is to go buy a head cleaning stick. It's a piece of chamie on a plastic tongue depressor. I've cleaned hundreds of them with my finger though. You can clean the whole tape path with the rag. Good Luck.
Posted on Jan 16, 2009
SOURCE: keep getting
your laser lens need to be clean/use a qtips and wood alcool /ject disk open cover keep door open
unplug dvd and you will see the lens just wiped whit the q tips ,gently and you done it should works fine
put the cover back and try it;if it wont work you may have to replaced the laser assembly its easy..
hope that will help you
Posted on May 06, 2010
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