I have a Sony MHC-GNZ5D system. Its supposed to run CDs and DVDs. I've watched lots of DVDs on it. For the past few days, however, the DVDs aren't working. The CDs are working normally. When I insert the DVD, it skips it and goes on to the next disc. This never happened before. Why is it happening?! Did I accidentally change the settings?
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i have delt with the same problem the burned disks are only readable by a computer, or your burning software is meant for computer to computer burning, or the dvd players laser is just not strong enough to read the disks i can play some movies on one player and not so many on another
Please clean laser lens with good quality cotton bud gently and check dvd disc playback, if still does not play, replace optical lens block. Let me know model number of your Sony DVD-VCR combo to provide you optical laser block part number info. Thanks.
On these Sony DVD players we run up against their 'efforts' to defeat DVD piracy. And, even though Courts have determined you have the 'right' to move where ever you want to live, and then watch your already purchased DVDs in that new country the DVD players still will not allow you to view your DVDs.
All that said, should the sequence you entered not work for you, Sony has installed a program in your onboard chipset to defeat your efforts.
I'll take a minute or two to see if there is an alternate method for your particular DVD player. In the long run Sony Customer Support is supposed to help you change this, they are required to do this. But, Sony is a huge company and getting to the right Help Desk of theirs is not an easy hill to climb.
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...