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Sudden loss of picture, sound comes though ok

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?

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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.


Posted on Mar 21, 2010

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    I can absolutely, unequivocally confirm that this button sequence does work. Thank you so much!


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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. happy new year. thanks. 

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