Question about Toshiba SD-3980 DVD Player
Tapped and banged to no avail. Took the top off, saw the disc wasn't spinning, tried to spin it with my finger (like turning a page) and it started spinning and the readout displayed four dashes like normal and now works!
My son said, "thank you, my glorious mother!"
Posted on Nov 13, 2011
I tried the suggestion to tap the bottom of the DVD player... and that did work for us. Thanks for the solution.
Posted on Feb 23, 2008
I used the suggestions from post 1 and they are sending me a 2007 dvd player and I don't even have to pay shipping. This will at least get you a free replacement that works!
Posted on Jun 26, 2007
I have had identical problems to those noted above and to my utter amazement they have been solved by forcefully tapping the bottom of the player. It still sticks often so I guess I shall soon have to buy a new machine - not from Toshiba?
Posted on May 01, 2007
Mine did the exact same thing I hit it and it worked for a while not it dosent at all so yea I took it apart and threw it away
Posted on Apr 23, 2007
Go to http://126.96.36.199/support/ceg/Productnotices/dvdplayer.asp
Posted on Mar 30, 2007
I tried tapping(gently, but with authority) the case where all the mechanical parts lie, ie the center. It didn't work right away. But then I found success tapping from the bottom of the case! As it turns out, this does not require taking the cover off.
Posted on Jan 16, 2007
You know what? about the same time frame as you posted this, dec 25th, this happened to me too. it won't play discs. just says bad on the player and the tv screen says incorrect disc. tried using a dvd player cleaner disc and it won't read that. i wonder if their players were set to a timer to not work anymore.
Posted on Jan 07, 2007
Hi Koji, My Toshiba DVD player does the same. It stops playing the disc, and the icon for incorrect disc displays. Often I cannot even start a movie. I keep getting BAD on the readout display also. I try hitting the player, or the stand in which the player is sitting, and sometimes it goes away and the movie plays. I will never buy Toshiba again.
Posted on Jan 07, 2007
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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