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I put a disk in and it just keeps loading...

I put a disc into my pet710 and it starts to spin, and then in makes this scratchy sound, but it keeps spinning. I know that when it makes that sound the spinning of the disc slows down, then it speeds back up. The screen just reads "loading". After the disc has been in the player for a little while the screen reads "no disc" and this is all it will do. Does anyone know what this problem could be, and maybe how to fix it? I appreciate any help. Thanks:)

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Re: I put a disk in and it just keeps loading...

The problem is in the motor replace the laser motor...

Posted on Oct 14, 2008

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Our unit was dropped and we experiened exactly the same problems. We solved it by using the above method of moving the lens carrage.

Now we have the problem of the DVD freezing mid way through. Any ideas?

Posted on Jan 24, 2008

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Re: I put a disk in and it just keeps loading...

I had this problem (my child dropped the unit) so ilifted the lid and just gently moved the little thing that moves the lens back and forth (don't touch the lens) first out and then back to the centre. This must have realigned it on the track after being moved after a small drop. Seemed to work fine after this. These units should be better made to survive a short drop - after all they are portable and this would imply moving them regularily so the chance of falling is very high.

Posted on Oct 05, 2007

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Re: I put a disk in and it just keeps loading...

Have you dropped your player? I dropped mine and I am experiencing the same problems. I'm trying to find information on how to fix it.

Posted on Jun 17, 2007

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