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Toshiba sd-4205 5-dvd carousel changer declares mecha error during startup, will not eject tray. Same problem. The only solution seems to be to take the player to a repair shop. My local Toshiba authorized repair service charges $85 an hour plus parts. The $30 estimate is applied to the total cost which would probably be over $100. Sadly, I don't think it's worth fixing given the prices on new non-Blu--ray DVD players.

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SOURCE: Toshiba SD 3960 DVD player

Sounds like an inverter problem. If the power supply is internal replace the capacitors coming out of the voltage regulators. These are usually 1000mf and/or 470mf. If that doesn't do the trick look up the numbers on the 8-pin chips that drive the secondary transformers on the inverter to see if they are getting the right voltages.
Good Luck!

Posted on Feb 20, 2008

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SOURCE: Toshiba SD-5000 DVD Player - disc tray stuck

Try first turning off the player and turn it back on and eject it using the eject button on the unit and also try to eject it using the remote.. IF still wont eject this can be a mechanical function on the ejecting part of the unit that you may need to open the unit and check for that..

Hope that helps.........

Posted on Aug 07, 2008

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I found that the ribbon cable from the DVD tray to circuit board located in the middle of the chassis was loose. It only seems to be wedged into place. I inserted the cable back in and made sure it was wedged into place securely. I have had to do this twice now.

Posted on Aug 18, 2008

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SOURCE: Toshiba DVD SD-3980SU2 or SC2 player loads every disc as "bad disc"

Toshiba says:
Information for Owners of Toshiba SD-3980 and SD-K750 DVD Players spacer.gif To ensure the satisfaction of our customers and to maintain the integrity and quality of our products, Toshiba America Consumer Products, L.L.C. is issuing an important product update. This is not a safety issue.
Toshiba is committed to customer service and to continuously improving the quality of its products. It has come to our attention that certain DVD players bearing the model numbers SD-3980 and SD-K750 may at some point in their life stop playing discs due to a component part failure. In such case, the error message "bad" will be shown on the unit's display. Affected units will have "SU2" at the end of the model name (e.g., SD-3980-SU2), which can be found on the back of the unit.
If you own either of these models and experience the issue described above, please contact Toshiba Customer Solutions at 1-800-631-3811 for information on how to obtain a replacement unit.

Posted on Jan 18, 2009

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SOURCE: toshiba sd-310vu dvd player makes

The motor that spins the disk rests on rubber shocks. The rear shocks wear out over time allowing the disk to set uneven and rub eventually stopping the disk and giving a disk error. To fix simply put one small flat washer under each of the rear shocks this will level the motor and stop it from rubbing. 

Posted on Mar 13, 2009

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SOURCE: toshiba sd-k970 dvd player sound but no video.

I presume that you've selected the correct inputs on the TV? Go for HDMI if you have it on your TV. If not use the yellow (composite) and ensure you have nothing in the S-Video (Toshs don't like using composite and S-video at the same time).

Posted on Aug 30, 2009

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I had the same problem with the Toshiba SD-3205. After unplugging, trying button combos, etc, nothing worked. I could here a slight whine inside the machine, and then again...."MECHA ERROR".
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My theroy: There was one DVD in the carousel, and I think last time the tray shut, it got wedged somehow and prevented the carousel from rotating. Turning the machine on its side and pressing "OPEN" is what dislodged the disk.

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Hey this is a great site!
I was having a similar problem with my Toshiba SD-K860. Bobbyj, thanks for the link to the SD-4900 service manual, it was extremely helpful even though it was a different model. I could not find an emergency eject pinhole, and leaving the unit unplugged for a while did not help (two suggestions found on other sites), so I simply took the whole thing apart, got the disc out, found the eject slider on the bottom of the tray, massaged the tray open and closed, and put everything back together again. The connections were solid and the belt was in tact so everything seemed to be fine. Once I reassembled and powered it back up it worked again!
I posted a more detailed solution on my problems to solve site, which is similar to this one:
http://problemstosolve.com/solved/toshiba-sd-k850-wont-eject-solved/

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