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No disc fault.

Alba video cassette recorder/DVD player Model No.DVCR3X1 DCA2311P-NK. When a disc is inserted the screen said:- loading, The disc makes two very short spins. then comes up:-no disc. and sits there.
Not many discs have been put through the unit. Can you help?

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  • john_corri Jan 04, 2009

    I have used a lens cleaning disc to no avail.
    The disc only rotates about a quarter turn twice and then stops. I spun it by hand and still nothing.

  • john_corri Jan 04, 2009

    No help on this sitehttp://www.gadgetspeak.com/gadget/articl...

  • john_corri Jan 04, 2009

    The disc is pre recorded. No disc will work.

  • john_corri Jan 05, 2009

    Thanks for the help.

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. Open cd door and push the front that says "dvdr recorder"upwards to get it off.
2. Remove the top cover 9 torx screws and lift the top off.
3. remove 4 torx screws on the cdplayer gently loosen the wide cable and a power connector, it should now be possible to remove the player and turn it upside down.
4 Locate the white plastic cablebracket that locted just under the lasertrollys travel
and gently remove the bracket and turn it so that the side that was facing downwards now points up. notice that the thin side was facing up and made the lasertrollys movement to be hooked on the cablebracket.
5. If you want to feel the problem you can remove the fan and cd holder on the other side off cdplayer this to gain access to the lasertrollys full travel an you should be able to feel when the trolley hooks on the cablebracket.

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    mohammed marika thambi Jan 04, 2009

    Take a swiffer duster, and shove it in the unit. Then pull it back out.
    Thats exactly what I did to mine, and it started to work again. Not
    even kidding.

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Hi,

see if the player tries to read the disc. Load a disc and listen.
Does the player make squealing noises or is it totally quiet? Squealing noises may indicate that the player is trying to synchronize with the disc but can't due to an obstruction on the lens or in the laser path inside the pickup or a defect in the pickup. This can also be caused by an intermittent signal problem due to a faulty ribbon cable.

Totally silent means that the photo sensor is not getting any usable input from the laser at all, meaning that the pickup is blind for lack of a better word.
This can be caused by an obstruction of the beam by foreign matter on the lens or inside the pickup all the way to a marginal or failed laser diode and/or photosensor array. This can also be caused by a bad ribbon cable with one or more severed traces.

You could try to clean the optics. This is the most common malfunction as far as i know in all disc players. It would involve taking the cover off and finding a way to expose the lense, and then cleaning it with a very gentle brush. some players have a cover for the lense that swings to the side during playing, this greatly reduces the chance of dust accumulating but it is still better to give it a try.

If you see dust on the lense, then its just that simple. clean, close, play.

check on the small shafting that guides the carriage of the laser pickup. Dirt, grome, dust and solidified lubricant can cause stoppage of the carriage and the laser eye then fails to read the next track.

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Offhand as the others have posted, a probable weak/faulty laser/optics if cleaning does not correct the issue. Alternately, it could be tried that the bias be adjusted to "squeeze in some more usable time" overdriving the laser or a general cleaning of the inside be conducted with re-application of appropriate lubricant in the mechanism.

While technically the DVD assembly is replaceable/repairable and parts are still available, the cost of repairs and downtime would have to be factored in, then you may have to re-evaluate your options and consider a replacement. Not unless it is still under warranty. Sorry to be the one bringing you the bad news.


Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa.

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If the disk makes two very short spins, and you hear it clicking, but it does not read, then it is a lens problem.

First try using a dvd cleaner disk.

When a cleaner DVD is not enough, the lens must be accessed direcly and cleaned.

Some choice of cleaning products here.

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Lens dead.

replacement needed. ask local electronics repair shop to identify the part then decide if you want to DIY the replacement.

or

might want to consider getting a new one (compare repair cost vs. new player)

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Is it a blank disc or pre recorded ? you need to check that the format of the disc is one that is supported by your player

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Hi
try this link first
http://www.gadgetspeak.com/gadget/article.rhtm/751/238039/article.html

If it does not work then you can use a lens cleaner dvd .

Thankyou

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Okay,Your DVD player lens have to be cleaned by lens cleaner CD...

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This could be due to weak ,faulty or dirty lens.

Posted on Jan 03, 2009

  • technodeal Jan 03, 2009

    use a lens cleaning disc which will clean off the lens if its dirty and will solve the problem if it is due to dirty lens.otherwise u will hve to get the lens replaced to fix the problem.

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