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Problem with Dur7 Portable DVD

I have a Dur7 portable DVD player that plays CDs perfectly but has stopped recognizing DVDs. It seems very odd. We lost the remote to the thing a while back and was wondering if anyone has ever experienced this and fixed it. Thanks

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SOURCE: Screen is completely black

There is a switch on the right side of the unit labelled Video Out (switch facing front of unit) or TFT On (switch facing rear of unit). First make sure that the switch is on TFT on. If it is then switch to Video out and then back to TFT On. This made our screen starting displaying again when it was black.

Posted on Mar 29, 2007

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SOURCE: No sound coming out of the Portable DUR7

is it from the tv no sound coming it mabe be due to faulty cable or due to the wrong connection to the tv do check the Manuel for the connection there is no problem with the dvd player

Posted on Jul 03, 2007

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SOURCE: Durabrand 7" Portable DVD Player DUR7

The charger=look on side of durabrand where power plug should go.there s/b somethine like [C+] or[ c-]
it is not really the letter C but the symbol of the outer rim of the plug that goes into DVD player.[C+] means that the outer shell of THE PLUG is negative (-) with the INSIDE being positive (+) with respect to a battery. [C-] again, the outer connection is (+) pos., inner connection (-) neg.
Look for power rating, as an EXAMPLE ( 5v at 1.5a [5 volts at 1.5 ampers]

Posted on May 22, 2009

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SOURCE: I am seeking the owner's manual for a Durabrand dur7 portable dvd player

you can find it here:

you may have to pay a small fee though...

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Posted on May 31, 2009

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SOURCE: portable durabrand dvd wont read disc

If it is reading a burned movie from the internet make sure you set you brun software for captability mode.

If this is a orginal disk make sure its free of dust and scratches.

1. buy a lens cleaning kit from walmart or any other eletronics store.
2. Make sure the disc is free of scratches.
3. change disc's and see if it works on any others.

if these steps do not help then the laser would need to be replaced. Durabrand is a Wal mart brand i had mine for 2 years and i had to clean the lens 3 times with a cleaning kit.



Posted on Jul 17, 2009

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Solved the problem by cleaning lens with plain water on a cue tip. Wasn't sure if a special solution was needed, but water did the trick.

Posted on Jan 31, 2010

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