Yesterday we tried to play a disc in our Philips DVD727/17 player (its been working fine) and it gave no picture but the sound came through. I checked all connections (into different AV, etc) and all seem fine.Any ideas?
It sounds like the exact same problem that my son recently created. The only solution I've determined is to reset the player to it's default settings. Although it took a little while (since the video display was not present), I finally found the right combination of buttons to push on the remote and now the problem is fixed. Insert a disk, then push the following buttons: Stop, Stop, System/Menu, >, >, >, v, v, v, v, v, >, OK
After the above sequence of buttons, the main player screen should reappear on the tv.
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Re: Sudden loss of picture, sound comes though ok
For first check out the disk you inserted in the player is audio disc or video as if its audio it will only give sound and no picture.but if its video disk and still not giving picture the check the same disk in any other dvd drive and confirm that it gives picture and sound both in that other drive.and if it gives proper picture and sound in another drive then also insert any other dvd disk in the player and check whether the same problem of no picture comes in that disk also.if it shows the same problem then the fault is its the problem of dust collected on the lens thats why its not been able to read the disk and showing this problem.the lens needs to be cleaned properly with a cleaning cd available in the market or also try cleaning the lens manually.
or it is also possible that lens go weak or faulty and needs replacement but replacement will be costly issue.
for any thing else feel free to ask for further assistance.
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We did that too and since the DVD portion was pretty much useless anyway, we 'bounced' the machine (lift the corner an inch or so and drop it) just a little where it was sitting and it finally gave up the discs. It seems to have been the death knoll for the DVD player, however. The tray will open and close but the machine won't always load the disc and play. Sometimes, it does, sometimes not. It also skips now sometimes, but not on every disc. It didn't bother the VCR portion, though. Our DVD player had been used A LOT so it might all be a coincidence that it's acting this way now, but I think putting the two discs in together damaged the inner workings (the bounce didn't help either but it was a loss anyway if it wouldn't open up) so it's up to you whether you want to risk this 'fix' or take it and have it repaired professionally.
I have the same problem with my portable dvd player and found that cleaning the lens of the player using a non-alcolhol wet nap for cleaning eye glasses worked well. I also found the rail that the optics runs along while playing needed a very small amount of silicone greese applied using a Q-tip. You may find that the optic unit may be "stuck" somewhat but can be resolved by gently moving the optic along its guide using a finger.
This changed my unit from not working at all, to working intermittantly sometimes having to vary the player on and off to recongnise the disc. Hope this works
You can try out by connecting the CVBS (Yello) out from player to TV and connect HDMI out from Player to TV. Goto CVBS input on Sony TV. Select set up and you should get the HDMI Video options availble. Try to change the resulution and check for Video on HDMI source.
Which disc you were playing PAL or NTSC? PAL should work for Europe.
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Have you tryed a differant audio input on another set or on that same set. Are the audio cables good?? If all this is ok then the D/A converter inside the unit is defective and most likely it wont pay to repai sorry