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Keeps saying "No disc" when I put a DVD in to play

I've had the unit about 4 months, I would get the "no disc" message from time to time, and I would remove the DVD, clean it, shut off the machine then turn it back on and try again. This time, its making an odd grinding noise and giving the "NO DISC" message.

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  • bigred10 Apr 04, 2009

    I keep getting the "no disc" message. When I finally get it to work, it makes a grinding sound. I've had this dvd player for about 3 months and have been having this problem from the beginning but the problem is getting worse now.

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This sounds like the lens inside the unit is broken. Take it back to where you bought it from they should take it back under warrenty.

Posted on Jan 08, 2009

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