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Won't play My dvd player says "loading" for a while and then "no disc." It used to play these dvds.

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  • bzmama Nov 20, 2007

    I have a HTS3400 Phillips DVD that says loading and then No-Disc. Shipped it back to the manufacturer, they said they only cleaned it and there was nothing else wrong. It ran for 1 week and started displaying No Disc again.

  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2008

    Same problem

  • jimmydodger Mar 01, 2008

    The warrenty on mine has ran out so i thought what the hell and took the cover off, the problem is obvious, the motor that spins the disk has packed in so it is loading for an abnormally long time and then displaying no disk.the drive inside has sony written all over it so i am currently trying to find a replacement with no such luck,if anyone can point me in the right direction were to find one of these consumer product dvd drives that would be great.

  • inzeem Mar 11, 2008

    if i put cd means it wil load for few seconds and shows no disk

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2008

    i thought i had some sort of dvd curse.. this is the second player ive bought that works like a gem for a couple of months and then doesnt work. in this case refusing to read any discs.

  • Anonymous Apr 06, 2008

    My dvd player says "loading" for a while and then "no disc." It used to play these dvds

  • T1mb0 Apr 07, 2008

    I get the "no disc" error too and it worked last week on the same DVD. The thing is 1.5 years old. I opened the case, and cleaned the lens. No better! So I've decided to replace the optical pickup laser or unit as I'm certain it's not working properly. The player seems to seek the disk but can't find it. It must be that! The laser/optical pickup in my DVP-5140/37 has a part number of SF-HD65. It is a Sanyo component and I've tracked down 2 suppliers here in the US. Lots of links to wholesale places in China. One US supplier sells for $12 and the other for $15. With postage it'll be about $20. That's better than buying a new player. I just hope it works......

  • Soma Sundaram G
    Soma Sundaram G Jun 01, 2008

    Philips DVP 3046 - 1.4years old now its showing loading for long time and displays later No disc.

    If it plays some time and suddently get stopped itself.

    Servicing guy saying board problem and charging Half price of the player.

    Any tips to overcome this problem, where to get the firmware/software to upgrade it.

    please suggest me.

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Fixed it! I got a new laser/optical pickup (SF-HD65) and replaced the old one. Replacing it wasn't too hard, just a little fiddly. Once it got it all back together, I fired up the unit with the case open and could easily see the red glow of the laser through the spinning disk. This didn't happen with the old pickup. Every disk I put in (originals and burnt stuff) was detected.

Even though the new laser worked, I can't be 100% sure the 24 pin ribbon cable / flat flex cable (ffc) connecting the laser to the mainboard isn't dodgy (I didn't try the old laser again). It's very flimsy and I may have somehow managed to re-seat the connectors better or bend the cable enough to make a contact over a break. If I get the "no disc" error again I'll replace that with the same or similar. For all out there it has the following written on it Kotobo E188165 AWM 20798 80C 60V VW-1. It's about 25 cm long, has 24 pins.

Regardless, I'm happy I didn't send the player to landfill. For $15 + shipping, replacing the optical pickup was cheaper than buying a new player that plays as many formats.

Posted on Apr 11, 2008


The quality of the lens is an issue with this very cheap player.
I have to clean the lens about every 6 months as the problems you describe start to occur. Is now a routine for me, takes only 10 minutes ...

  • Remove 6 (only 2 last with mine) screws with the torx
  • remove phillips 2 screws of the plastic 'cd holder bridge'
  • use spiritus to clean the lens
I've tried to clean the infrared LED of the remote to improve performance of that precission instrument; no luck ....

Posted on Jun 06, 2008


Sometimes it will load if I slap the thing the right way. Unplugging and plugging back in worked good for awhile. Won't buy another Phillips.

Posted on Mar 24, 2008

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I have the same problem. This dvd player used to paly every DVD's single and double sided, but now 10 months later it won't play anything. I will bring it back to the store since it should still be under warranty

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