After having this player for 6 years, it has decided to not load any discs. After several moments of a whirring sound, I eventually get a DISC ERROR message on the LCD and a Check Disc error on the screen. After trying a cleaning disc and getting no improvement, I removed the cover on the unit and discovered that the disc is not turning at all when the whirring sound is heard.
I can manually spin the disc, but it doesn't appear to have any affect.
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Re: SD-3109 DISC ERROR
Sometimes the motor that spins the disk will develop a dead spot where it will refuse to start up and spin, so my bet would be either the motor or the driver IC that powers it. Depending on your model number (it should have either a letter B,C,E or U after it) it may need the whole mechanism replaced. Also at around the 7th year, it has been my own experience that the laser pickup gets weaker and will either stop reading the discs all together or start skipping part way through, so a complete mechnism replacement is probably the way to go for this repair, unless you find that the replacement cost is under $150.
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its about time you get a new DVD Player...What type is it??? if it is a expensive one it is probably worth getting repaired but if it is a cheapy..then throw it away coz its not even worth looking at...there are the biggest pain to fix!! Best solution is to buy a new one!
Yep sone of a gun ! With the Toshiba Portable DVD Player, hold the "Mode button" down for several seconds and it will make a chain saw noise take your finger off, hit it again once and bingo now it works. I was ready to throw this player in the trash!
The best way to get your DVD out of the player will be to open up the unit with a screwdriver. Be careful to make sure you find all the screws and make sure if they are different you note which hole they came from.
If you feel uncomfortable with opening up the unit yourself, take it into a service center.