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Durabrand 7 " dvd portable started not reading discs suddenly "no valid disk"

I see others with this problem. Please help, it just started happening suddenly.Very frustrating as we've also done all the cleaning , etc. nothing works. Must be timed to break own ;o)

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Re: durabrand 7 " dvd portable started not reading discs...

I had this exact same problem. I took the bottom cover off and took a look at the gears. It turns out I had a rubberband stuck in the gears and it was not letting them turn correctly so I took it out and it works perfectly now.

Posted on Aug 25, 2008

Re: durabrand 7 " dvd portable started not reading discs...

I had what I think might be the same problem...if it is what ya gotta do is open the door and look on the left side. You will see a little black button, there's a piece on the door that pushes that in when it's's not....with the door open, push that button down and try playing a dvd, if it works, then you have to find something, try using a clipping from something like a fake nail or a something else that thin that can be super glued on the part on the door that pushes it in... if it still doesn't work then I don't know...I got this suggestion from another question that was posted and one of the solutions was this..low and behold, it worked for one of the problems that I have with my portable...I still can't fix the second problem...Good luck!

Posted on Jul 24, 2007

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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.



Jul 17, 2009 | Durabrand DUR7 Portable DVD Player

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Displays "No Disc"

It can be several reasons
1. Disk is upside down
2. Lens is durty. CD/DVD cleaning disk will help
3. Disk is in different formate (for instance NTSC for US but you trying to playback disk in PAL)
4. Disk has different region code (look is the dvd player and disk have the same code, or ALL Regions code)
Good Luck

Dec 26, 2008 | Durabrand DUR7 Portable DVD Player

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I could walk you through a list of tests, but the truth is the unit will need service. The good news is, you can now contact Durabrand and get the tests directly from their website. Please click on the link below:

Durabrand Technical Support, Parts and Accessories

If you require any additional assistance do not hesitate to click on the "ASK ME" button and I will respond to your request as soon sa I can.

Oct 06, 2008 | Durabrand Portable DVD

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No Valid Disc

Try cleaning the laser lens if this don't repair it ,is the flat cable connector between the laser lens and the main board.Good luck

Jul 25, 2008 | Durabrand Portable DVD

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Durabrand portable dvd player dur-7

Duarbrand portable DVD players are no longer supported by Walmart because the company contracted to manufacture them is no longer in business. has several complaints on the product line. Walmart has been exchanging the item.

Jun 28, 2008 | Durabrand DUR7 Portable DVD Player

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Durabrand DUR-7 portable DVD player


Most DVD players that would display such a message even with a known good disc inside signifies that the that the laser eye/lens is not reading the disc. This could probably be attributed to:
1. dirty, damaged, inverted, blank, un-finalized burned CDs or DVDs;
2. defective, weak burned-out laser eye/lens;
3. defective slider shafting (where the laser eye's carriage moves.

A few things you can try:
1. Use a CD cleaner (readily available from most computer shops);
2. use a can of compressed air and blow through the inside of the loaded disc area;
3. gently tap on the top cover where you estimate the reading/laser eye/lens would be;
4. gently press on the tray door once the disc is loaded.

Should this not be corrective, perhaps your best bet would be to seek the services of a qualified professional such as those in a Service Center. Alternately, your friendly neighborhood electronic shop should do just fine.

Hope this be of some help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kindest regards.

Feb 10, 2008 | Durabrand DUR7 Portable DVD Player

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DVD player issues

Most likely the dvd is dirty, scratched, or chipped. Try cleaning the dvd disk with a soft cloth (chamois works best). Look at the surface of the disk and if it is scratched lightly, dust and dirt particles, fingerprints, etc will cause refractions from the laser light in the dvd player, which is then read as an error by the dvd player. Cleaning it with a soft cloth will sometimes help.

If that does not work, hold the disk up towards a light source and look for light coming through from the other side. If this happens, the disk is unreadable and unrepairable as the data source has been corrupted.

Dec 17, 2007 | DVD & Blu-Ray Players

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I put the disc in the player ithen tries to play then it says disc not valid .

Same here!!! We've only used it maybe 8 or 9 times. And it's been worthless for the past month because of it. It reads everything "no valid disk" and nothing will work. And I tried e-mailing customer support several times, with no luck.

Nov 21, 2007 | Durabrand DUR7 Portable DVD Player

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No Valid Disc

Try this out; Go to your DVD player's settings/setup menu, find the "Disc Lock", set it to "off" if it is already set to "on"

Apr 16, 2007 | Durabrand PVS1966 Portable DVD Player

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