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Toshiba sd-p1400 dvd player not detecting discs

My Dvd player won't read discs, I tried running a cleaner disc to clean the lens, but it still won't read. I found out that if I open the disc lid and hold down on the disc lid button- such that the player thinks the lid is closed- I can watch as the reader tries to read the disc. When it tries to read, the disc doesn't hardly spin, but acts like it is trying to. I took my finger and spun the disc fairly fast and then held down on the disc lid button, and then I took off and spun the disc and read and played it. Is the motor bad or something? Thanks

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Re: Toshiba sd-p1400 dvd player not detecting discs

I think the motor is bad since its nt spining u can change the motor

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After inserting dvd in player it reads no disc

Unfortunately , Some DVD players cant read some DVD s and
then it gives either "loading" or " no disc"..reading on the display...

it generally happens when you want to play "A copied DVD/CD " taken from somewhere else..
Just to make sure that such DVD is ok ,you can try to run them on your laptop.If the disc itself has problem, laptop does not read either..
Just in case,quick remedy ,
pls Clean your DVD player's LASER lens .. A clean DVD player Lens ensures that your DVD disc would be read properly. Unfortunately, your DVD player's Lens accumulate as much dust and lint as the other parts of the DVD player. There are many available DVD lens cleaner kits that you can purchase and use to clean your DVD player.

YOUR DVD disc itself should be clean and finger prints free as well....
Here are three suggested DVD Lens Cleaner that should do the job of cleaning your DVD Player's lens.
Memorex Laser Lens Cleaner for DVD - This cleaner contains six soft brushes that gently remove dust, dirt and other airborne contaminants from your DVD player's lens. (Price: $6.09)
Maxell DVD-LC DVD Lens Cleaner - This DVD Lens cleaner features the "Thunderon Brush System" and include tests for audio performance including Dolby 5.1 surround sound. It also features an interactive on-screen instructions in 8 languages including system set-up. (Price: $10.81)
Allsop 23321 Carbon-Edge DVD and CD-Drive Cleaner - This DVD Lens Cleaner features an 8 brush carbon-system with carbon edge that removes static build-up from your DVD Players. It prevents skipping and also improves the sound and picture output of your DVD Player. ($13.11)

if this remedy does not help and if your set has still under warranty ,consult to service they may replace the LASER Reader EYE...most of the time Laser Eye malfunctions and does this..
if it is not under warranty ,never ,never have someone repaired it..go buy a new one,It will be cheaper.. ...

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Jul 21, 2011 | Daewoo DV-6T834 DVD Player/VCR

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Disc error


how long have you been using the player. There is every tendency that the lens (laser) of your player is weak and that's why it cannot read or play DVDs.

The lens (laser) is what makes the player reads discs, and if the lens is weak/dirty, there is no way it can read or play disc.

Get a lens cleaner and use it to clean the lens, if that does not solve the problem, then its means, the lens needs to be changed completely.

Good luck.

Apr 17, 2010 | Toshiba SD-2815 Multi-disc DVD Player

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Sd-v392 claims incorrect disc on most dvd`s

I removed the cover,the dvd unit and cleaned the laser lens with alcohal. The two back screws were loose on the dvd unit. It`s working like new again.

Sep 18, 2009 | Toshiba SD-V392 DVD Player/VCR

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Lens dirty, have lens clean with DVD lens cleaner.....

Sep 07, 2009 | Panasonic DMR-E85H DVD Recorder

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Bad Disc Error Message

The laser diodes which read the disc weaken over time and the lens can become dirty. Remove the case and you will see the 4mm dia. lens on the assembly rise up to read the disc when inserted. Eject the disc and lightly wipe the lens clean with a cellulose acetate Q tip or head cleaning cloth with just a small amount of disc/optic/lens cleaner. Try playing the DVD. If it will not read any discs then the laser diodes are to weak to read or there is a malfunction in the digital signal processing board. Unless it is under warranty, you will need another unit.

Jul 05, 2009 | Toshiba SD-4000

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Unit plays DVD but no longer Blu Rays

That is because of a dirty or defective lens. When lens is dirty, the unit may still operate on regular CDs and DVDs and not be reading BD.

Try first using a lens cleaner for Blue Ray: Maxell 190054 Blu-Ray Lens Cleaner

If that does not work, the unit may be disassembled, and lense cleaned with q tips and isopropyl alcohol or cleaning solution. See below:

How to Clean the Laser Pickup Lens on your DVD Player

How to safely clean a DVD lens?

Clean DVD lens, or replace player?

Clean CD or DVD ROM lens with a brush?

Cleaning your DVD drive

How to clean a DVD player

How do I clean my DVD player optical lens isoproponol alcohol

Being this a blue ray unit , I would suggest calling support instead of disassembling the unit by yourself.


Feb 08, 2009 | Samsung BD-P1400 Blu-Ray Player

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Won't play any DVDs

I mostly first always recommend a dvd lens cleaner to clean the lens incase there is something on the lens.

Is the player underwarranty? the lens may have a issue other than dirt and might need to be replaced.

What happened last time it worked fine? try unpluging the dvd player for 5 minutes and try again.

Jan 04, 2009 | Toshiba SD-6980 DVD Player

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NexxTech DP3222 DVD Player

Try a Laser Lens Cleaner disc.

It is a CD with brushes on the bottom to help clean the laser lens (used for reading discs).  It can be found cheapest in grocery stores, then office supply stores, and finally most expensive in electronics stores.  It will usually run you about five to ten dollars,and can be used multiple times on any disc drive.

Aug 13, 2008 | NexxTech DP3222 DVD Player

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Toshiba SD-P1400

the lens is bad and need to b changed

Nov 19, 2006 | Toshiba SD-P1400 Portable DVD Player

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