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DVD not playing

Hi, I noticed when I try to play a DVD a message invalid disk appears. I've tried several different dvds with the same results. Any suggestions? Thanks

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Re: DVD not playing

I have a venturer class lcd hdtv/dvd which has worked until now , it started showing "no viable disc", now it won't even turn when i place a disc in the payer. the screen just shows loading. thanks

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Re: DVD not playing

I own a Venturer PVS 177G portable dvd player and it does not come on. Occassionally it blinks off and on but does not playdisc at all.

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Here is what I found from the Venturer website: I hope it will help someone. Q: I have an error message "No Valid Disk". This indicates that the DVD Player has recognized that a disk is present but is unable to read that particular disk format. Insert a known playable DVD or Music CD. If these operate normally then the disk is probably faulty. If the known disk does not play, clean the DVD Laser lens as detailed elsewhere in these FAQs and try again. Q: How do I clean the DVD lens? Occasionally the DVD Lens can become tarnished due to atmospheric pollution or humidity. This reduces the ability of the laser to focus on the Disk and is consequently unable to read the disk data. The DVD Lens is situated in the DVD compartment and can be recognized as the small blue glass lens on the moveable laser platform. Using a Q-tip soaked in CD Cleaning Fluid, gently clean the lens. Leave the lens for 30 minutes to dry thoroughly before loading a disk to check the operation of the player. Q: The disc does not play. There is no disc inside ("No Disc" appears on the LCD). Insert the disc correctly with the playback side down on the disc tray. Wipe the disc clean. A non-NTSC or PAL disc has been inserted. The unit and region numbers are incompatible. Press the TV MODE on the remote control to output the video signal to a TV. Condensation may have formed inside the unit due to a sudden change in temperature. Wait about an hour for it to clear and try again.

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Here is the link to the user manual, troubleshooting and venturer support contact details; Hope this helps, please post again if not :)

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