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Screen is always dim

Whenever I insert a disk into the DVD player the screen goes dim even though the DVD is still playing. This dim screen is supposed to appear when the screen is closed against the base of the DVD player. For the first second the screen is normal but after that first split second it reverts back to the dim power saving screen. It should only do this when the white peg under the screen is pressed down but it does it whent he peg goes down and when it is up.???

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  • Soonerou Mar 14, 2008

    I have the very same problem with the screen going black after the first second its opened. Also some squeeking as the disk turns and sound is very faint. Tried everything, brightness, recharge, discharge, change disc, etc.

  • Anonymous Jul 04, 2008

    I have the exact same "Screen Always Dim" problem. We only used the dvd player a few times since it was purchased. It was sitting on the shelf for about a year before I discovered the problem. Would love to know if it can be fixed.

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SOURCE: Dim screen

This could either be an inverter issue, or a backlight issue. Lamp replacement varies from very easy, seconds, to impossible without returning the entire panel to a service depot. There are some other possibilities (cables, motherboard problems controlling the backlight) but they are RARE. Inverters are relatively cheap (they are not "cheap", but they are still 80% less than a new LCD panel and 75% less than replacement backlight IF you could get it replaced). A new inverter is likely to be in the $50-$75 range. Any difference when working with batteries as opposed to AC? If so then it could be related to a power saving setting. But if your screen is completely dark, only visible with a light flashed at the screen, then that's not it. Good luck post a comment for the result

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SOURCE: DVD player isn't showing anything

do you hear movement inside like disc rotating, if so then the switch that closest lid is damaged. This is when you fold dvd down it hits this switch to turn monitor off. It could be damaged. If there is no noise or movement then power supply has damaged or batt dead and no power goes to it from power cord.

Posted on Aug 22, 2007

SOURCE: Will not play any DVD

Turn off and disconnect power from unit. Check laser shuttle worm gear, look for dirt or hair (as I found). Remove with tweezers carefully. Check lubrication of worm gear shaft. If gone or worn, use white lithium grease to lube (very little). Play music CD 2 - 3 x. Than DVD. Worked for me.

Posted on Jun 04, 2008

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Mine is doing the same thing. I turn it on, it lights up, it says open, but it won't play dvds or cds. Its not spinning and theres no sound. It used to be a good little player. Is it fixable for a reasonable price or is it shot? Thanks for your help, Jim

Posted on Jul 10, 2008

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hello,

the reason your player will not play any disc is because there is a problem with the lens.

it is either weak or dirty.

try to use a lens cleaner, if it is dirty, after using a lens cleaner,it will work perfectly.

if it does not work after using the lens cleaner, then you try to replace the lens completely.

it will work work perfectly again.

take care

Posted on Jun 08, 2010

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