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Bad disc my portable dvd player consistantly says bad disc even when I have a perfectly good disc in it??? whats wrong with it, can I fix it?????

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  • Aerolaura Aug 28, 2007

    a regular cd that plays on any other dvd player......its not a rewritable disc or anything

  • Aerolaura Aug 28, 2007

    ive used multiple cd's by the way...same result, bad disc

  • Aerolaura Aug 29, 2007

    Cleaned it with both of your suggestions, I used a cotten swab with alcohol as well as a disc cleaner....and I checked to see if the laser works, it does. When I put a disk it, the top display immediately says, disc reading......then I hear the disc shuffling around and a beep every now and then. Then the display comes up.....bad disc every time, no matter if its a brand new DVD or not. What do you think??????

  • cynthia30815 Feb 09, 2008

    whenever i put in any disc, it reads bad disc. I have cleaned with dvd cleaner but i still get the same reading.

  • docorock Apr 12, 2008

    It will not play any of my DVD+RW media.Only discs purchased as movies(DVD Video format).It reads 'dirty disc' even though I can play them on my other players with no observed difficulty.I will return it if I can't play all my various disc types.According to the specifications,it should play them all!!

  • Anonymous Jun 01, 2008

    no matter what disc i put in the dvd player makes a bunch of loading noises, says "Disc loading" then says "Bad Disc"

  • Anonymous Nov 05, 2008

    It says disc loading, then, bad disc-it will not play. Help!

  • mjaco7 Jan 23, 2009

    My dvd player has been used maybe at most 3 times. I've had it for about 2 years. Now when I try to use it no matter whether its a brand new DVD or old one it says bad disc. I should have know better when I bought a Polaroid dvd player.

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1-866-289-5168 FOR ASSISTANCE. Try calling technical assistance at this number for help with you problem. Hope this helps you.

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What type of disk is you are trying to play?

Posted on Aug 28, 2007

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    john ash Aug 28, 2007

    It has played regular discs then in the past?
    If so try a laser cleaner.
    Or if the laser is visible when the lid is up - a cotton bud with alcohol to give a little gentle wipe then try.
    Other wise I think it implies - the laser has died.
    This will not be a repair option

  • john ash
    john ash Aug 29, 2007

    Well it seems then this is a firmware fault.
    If it is fairly new return it to replacement.
    If you can't do that - get a new one

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