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After trying to read a disc it says cannot read

I have had my dvd player for a short time. I havent used it too much. It seems to have a problem reading all discs. When i pop in any dvd its tries to read the disc then it says cannot read disc. When it is loading it kinda sounds like a modem connecting to the internet.

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  • bidz98 Nov 24, 2007

    I have the same exact problem. Trying to find an answer to this. Did you find one?

  • Anonymous Feb 02, 2008

    My portable dvd player will only read certain discs.

    If it doesn't like the disc it will say ' do disc'.

    The type or manufacture of disc and film doesn't make a difference.

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I had the exact same problem - I bought this DVD player TODAY at a garage sale for 5 bucks, they said it wouldn't read the disc, so I looked it up and found this thread. I did what that other person did, in that I had a DVD loaded into the player, then I took the top off. The DVD worked perfectly! I actually didn't even have to touch anything inside. I then put the top back on, making sure not to tighten the screws too hard. I think what it was is that this is a very slim unit, and there really isn't much room for the motor to spin the DVD, especially if there is even a 1 millimeter bend in the casing - it prevents the DVD from spinning around. I would reccomend never putting anything on top of this DVD player.

Posted on Sep 27, 2008

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My dvd player (older model) just stopped in the middle of a movie and would not play the dvd I was watching nor any other dvd that I tried. There would be a sound as thought the player was trying to read the disk, but all I would get is a "cannot play" message. I read the other posts about taking off the top of the dvd player and helping the dvd to spin by simply pushing it, and right away,the player was up and running again. I love simple fixes like this. Saves on the cost of a repair. Hope this helps.

Posted on Aug 06, 2009

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I'm responding to an old post, but I followed the above suggestions, removed the top, etc. Also blew out the in/out tray with canned air, and tried spinning the DVD in the opposite direction. Sure enough, it reversed itself and a chunk of dust flew out. Works perfectly now!

Posted on Feb 16, 2009

I have the same dvd player and it worked fine for about a year and then I had the exact same problem. so, I took off the top (there is a screw on each side, and three in the back) then I put a dvd in while the top was still off and saw that the dvd wasn't moving. I didn't know exactly where to clean anything, so I just pushed on the dvd and sort of helped it start moving and then it worked. it might not be the smartest idea to have it open and then touch it, but it worked. and i really didn't want to have to buy a new one. hope this helps!

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Did you find an answer? I have the same problem.

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