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Re: dvd won't play
I think, the problem with the AV cord( connecting wire between TV and (DVD). Try reconnecting the cord ie. Video out from the DVD to the Video In of TV, Audio Out (Left and Right) from the DVD to the Audio In ports of the TV. If still not working, try with new AV cord or try with other pins of the same Cord (I mean... try connecting one by one among the all 3/2 individual cables in the AV Cord to the TV without connecting Audio to find out faulty or Cut cable..)
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Insert a DVD lens-cleaning disc into your player and press
"Play" to clean the DVD laser, eliminating picture problems due to read
errors. Do not use a CD cleaning disc as the brushes on these discs can
damage your laser.
Wipe your DVDs clean of all visible marks and dirt using a
lint-free cleaning cloth moistened with rubbing alcohol or glass
cleaner. This further fixes read errors which can damage the quality of
picture and sound.
Disconnect your DVD player from the TV or receiver you have
it connected to. Reconnect the DVD player directly to the "AV" or "Video
In" port of your television, firmly pushing the plug into place, to
eliminate possible noise from the receiver and ensure a clean
Connect your DVD player using an S-Video, component video or
HDMI cable. Standard yellow/red/white RCA connectors cannot carry the
high-quality signal that DVD discs are capable of transmitting, and will
display a particularly poor picture on flat-screen high definition
televisions. Use an HDMI cable, if your television and player support
it, or a red/blue/green component video cable.
Press "Setup" on your DVD remote and enter "Picture
Settings." Make sure your DVD player is set to display images in the
correct screen format ("Widescreen" or "16 x 9" for HDTV sets,
"Standard" or "4 x 3" for older square sets) and scan mode. If you are
using a DVD player that supports "Progressive Scan" on an HDTV or
flat-screen set, activate this setting; for older sets, choose
"Interlace" if given a choice.
The first thing to try is to clean the laser itself by using a cleaning disc. If that fails then most likely the pickup laser is no longer any good. This is usually obvious if you place an audio CD in the unit and it plays fine : )
I would give it a good cleaning with a disk player cleaning. Those disks have little bristles on them that "sweep" the lens and clean it real well. Remember that if the lens is so dirty that it won't play any DVD you may need to run that cleaner disk a few times to get the lens back to normal working condition.
A lens cleaner disk should be ran one time a week to avoid problems with playing disks be it CD or DVD or Computer.
Sometimes players go bad so keep in mind this could be the problem as well but I have had the DVD player in my garage get so dirty I had to clean it a few times to get it to work normal.
Put a video CD and see whether it reads and plays. If it also does not plays, or if video CD only plays and not DVD; in both cases; the Laser Pickup Unit is faulty and should be replaced with same type and number. OK.
Sorry but without knowing the particular model number of your Sylvania machine I can't give you a definative answer as I can't check it's specifications. A quick look down a list general Sylvania dvd players shows that most of them are listed as being able to. The format that Sylvania players lists are dvd - r/rw there is no mention of them using the + format.
The optics might be dirty or the pickup assembly might need alignment. In the former case you can get an optics cleaning kit and try to clean the laser LED and pickup assembly. For the latter cause you will need to have thre unit aligned at a TV repair shop.