I watched a DVD earlier this morning, but suddenly, my player refuses to read DVDs. It reads CDs perfectly fine, but if I put a DVD into the tray, the player reads, "NoDisc.
" What can I do to fix this. I'm afraid that I no longer have the reciept! Help please.
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most sony CD and DVD players have a digital signature design to play CDs and DVDs that are original and licensed. some CDs or DVDs dont work since the player does not recognize or scan any digital signature embedded in the CD or a DVD. 2nd, lens problem causes most players not to read CDs nor DVDs. you can try to buy CD or DVD lens cleaners to have your lens cleaned.
Many times the drive itself is going bad and will stop recognizing dvds first and then eventually will quit reading cds. That would be my bet. I have replaced dvd drives that were doing the same thing and the problem was solved. If it is under warranty Dell will replace it for free. They may ask you to reload your OS first especially if you are dealing with India, but you can lie and say you already did that.
If the lens is clean (clean with cotton swab and alcohol), then the optics are failing. DVDs require more power and accuracy to be read than CDs. The ability to read CDs but not DVDs is usually a good indication that the optics are starting to fail.
Chances are, your DVD player uses one laser to read CDs, and a different laser to read DVDs (since Cds and DVDs are read at different wavelenghts of light). If the DVDs you're trying to watch work properly in other DVD players, it probably means that the DVD laser is dirty, damaged, or burned out. Though you can try cleaning the laser (use Google for suggestions on how to do this, or check the Audiovox website), you will most likely have to get the DVD player repaired, or buy a replacement.
Many of the newer CD/DVD players sold today use a single combination laser, which reads both CDs and DVDs, which means that when the laser fails, it will not work at all. Wish I had better news for you, but I guess that the only consolation you have is that your Audivox player still works with CDs...