I have a 7" portable dvd player. ill put a dvd in and it will just keep spinning and the screen says "loading" it wont stop spinning the disc and it will not load at all. does anyone have a solution to this problem
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Hello The Sled Motor is defective. this is the motor, whic spins the disc as it has been loaded properly. If the loader mechanism loads the disc properly into place and if the catch up magnet catches the disc in place, and still the dis do not spins, replace the sled motor. OK.
With the power turned off, open the DVD Player, and then open the top where you load the DVD into the player. Locate the laser lens and notice that the laser is attached to a transport assembly that moves the laser diagonally outward in a slot. 1. Slide this assembly outward to the end of its track. 2. Slide the assembly back inward to the closest inward position. 3. Repeat the process of sliding the assembly outward and then back inward.4. Put in a music CD and let it play all the way through. This helps to calibrate the laser head assembly movement. When the music CD is finished playing. 5. Put in a DVD, and you should have a working unit again This is a factory solution from Mintek that was given to a customer who ask for help with the forever loading disc problems. This solution may work on other models of portable DVD players. Most portable DVD players use this type of transport mechanism. Try this solution it might work for you. I hope this information helps you with your problem.
There is no simple "at home" solution to any of these problems listed. However, Since it tries to play or at-leastplaysCd's, then that will indicate that affordable repair is possible. I have already repaired several of the Dual units already. With the 7" Dual screen sets, I had to replace the laser assembly or the spinner motor (not spinning fast enough). With the 8" Dual Screen sets, I found mostly that the laser ribbon was binding up in the movement of the laser and preventing it to move to proper position. These repairs should be done by a qualified technician.
Check to see if the disc is spinning. You can do this by one of two ways either
a:) Listen for the disc to spin after inserting it or
b:) Place disk in drive right way up (so that the label is not upside down). Load the disc and eject the disc again to se if the disc has moved i.e. the writing may now be upside down.
If the disc does not spin then it is likely that there is something wrong with the disc motor. If it does spin then the issue is more likely to be with the laser unit. Try cleaning the lens but if this doesn't help it's likely to be a more serious and ultimately more expensive problem.