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The screen shows invallid disc

The dvd player comes on, spend the disc, laser light is on, after about a minute of of spinning disc- invallid disc shows on the screen.

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The machine needs to know certain information about the dics and what it contains - if it can not find this, it can not proceed. It could be for several reasons.
1) The disc is the wrong media type.
2) The area containing information about the contents of the disc is damaged - scratched disc, etc.
3) The disc driver mechanism is not functioning correctly
4) The optical reader system is not functioning correctly

Try another disc from a reliable source, for example, a commercially produced DVD. You could clean the optics and also check for any obvious damage to the mechanical parts, including cleaning away any extraneous dust, dirt, etc. The problem is that if it requires parts, they will be on level with the cost of a replacement DVD player. I can purchase a good quality model for about the cost of one or two DVDs at my local hypermarket.

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If the unit is more than a year then you must have a worn laser pickup. this are low cost units (some call it disposable type) having the defective parts replaced is not practical as you may spend i guess more than 50 % of the new unit cost.

You can also try cleaning the laser lens using cottons buds rubbing it gently on circular motion! it could help the lens to read clearly and may work again but it wont be for long thouh...

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This is your best answer: Coby's marketing plan places priority only on a low purchase price. This player has broken, plain and simple, and will cost far more to repair than to replace.

Out-of-warranty consumer electronics are almost never repairable, due to the high cost of both labor and of factory replacement parts. In fact, certain manufacturers are known to sell replacement parts at inflated prices in order to discourage repairs and encourage new product sales.

When you replace this player, consider total cost of ownership ahead of just purchase price.

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Hello purpleclergy,

I agree with SUPER8, if the lens has been cleaned then it could be the pickup laser or its associative circuitry. The problem is the cost of repair sometimes is equal to the cost of just replacing the defective unit. Let me show you, these costs are based on my shop fees, which are based on the typical market fee:

Standard
DVD/DVR/CDROM/VCR Player/Recorder
$00.00 - Estimate
$30.00 - Schematic Fee
40% of Estimate- Starter Service Fee*
$60.00 - Per Hour Labor
$??.?? + $50.00(Shipping) - Parts
$70.00 - Travel Fee

This breaks out as follows:
$30.00 (service documentation) +
$180.00 (Labor standard 2 hours troubleshooting + 1hour repair) +
$99.00 ($49.00 Laser pickup assembly) + $50.00 shipping +
$70.00 Travel Fee
Total $379.00 of which 40% is due before the work can begin.

So as you see the cost of $379.00 puts you at the cost of a new unit or at least close to that of one.

I hope this helps,

Thank you,

Shuttle83

http://www.electron-age-technologies-llc.com

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If the lens of the optical has been cleaned then the most probable cause is a defective laser the cost of which usually makes a repair uneconomical.
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