DVD player will no longer read discs. It will load but DVD won't move around in circles. Within a second it says that there is no disc and won't do anything else. Is the lens supposed to be lit up? Because mine isn't.
The motor that spins the disc is cooked, toast, dead, same as mine. Despite the fact that this device is a cheap piece of junk, I got nearly a year out of mine before the same thing occured. Sadly it's not worth trying to fix it. Next time we should spend a bit more than $20 on its replacement (a 'decent' Phillips dvd player sells for $40-50).
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The laser pickup overtime becomes weaker until it can no longer read the disc. Take some rubbing alcohol and a Q-Tip and gently clean the lens, allow several minutes to dry, if no change! the whole assembly needs to be replaced, not cost effective to repair.
The problem is in the laser pickup assembly, over time the laser becomes weak until it can no longer read the disc, but you can buy a DVD cleaning kit that might breath more life into the player, if no! cheaper to replace the DVD player.
Hello Just put in an audio CD disc or an MP3 disc, and see whether it reads them or not. If the player can read these discs, and only refuses to read DVD discs, make sure that the laser pickup unit of it is faulty, and should be replaced with same type and number. If none of them reads, there are two possibilities, the first one is of laser pickup disc itself and the second one is the strip wire [a flat flexible cable connected between laser pickup unit and the mainboard of the player] is faulty. First replace the strip wire. If it helps you, it's OK. If not replace the laser pickup unit also. The strip wire can be bought from most of the electronic spare part shops at your town. When buying laser pickup unit, its number must be noted, and exact replacement should be done. Otherwise, it won't match with the main board. OK.
There are mainly three motors for most of the DVD players. One to spin the disc we insert in, other to load the laser pickup unit to-and-fro inside it to read the disc and an other one to load the tray mechanism 'in-out'. According to your description, the disc spins inside, and you can hear its spin. So motor which spins the disc has no trouble at all I should say. Then comes to the second motor that moves the laser assembly inside it. If it do not work, the laser pickup unit won't move and no reading will take place and 'No Disc' display will be the result. The last chance is with Laser Pickup Unit itself. Just get this unit repaired by any well experienced service technician or by the authorised service center, because, there are special tools to open this unit. As it is a compactable one, more care should be given to it while repairing. Suspect the second motor I described earlier, and the Laser Pickup Unit. OK.
You can try cleaning the DVD lens. DVD just says loading-- This can be as simple as a dirty DVD lens. CAUTION!! The lens is delicate! I wipe DVD lenses with ONE drop of glasses cleaner on a Q-tip and, starting in the center, wipe in circles to the outside. Do not press down! Do not force the lens side to side. It will move while cleaning but don't put more pressure than needed to move the lens 3/4 way down! Its a cheap test to see if there is a fingerprint on the lens. (You won't be able to see it - does not take much) If this does not help, it means it needs a laser or worse. Probably just replace the player.
Well you can please follow the below steps - 1. Unplug the DVD player and take the outer casing of the DVD player off. This entails either taking out two or three screws or simply sliding one of the pieces of plastic in either direction. 2. Locate the disc loader cover. The disc loader cover is located where the extending DVD tray finally comes to rest within the DVD player. It's the part that holds the DVD loader in place. 3. Bend the two tabs outward that hold the loader in place. This is a delicate procedure because you don't want to hurt the device. The tabs are relatively easy to break since they're plastic in most cases. 4. Slide the disc tray out. If your disc got stuck before it was read, it's probably still on this tray. If so, your problem is solved. However, if the disc was fully set and loaded, the job isn't quite finished yet. 5. Move the small mechanical arm that holds the disc in place over so that the disc and the reader are both exposed. Some DVD players will not have anything holding the disc in place. Instead, these devices use a system not unlike that of a common DVD case. The DVD will be locked in place in the center. 6. Carefully lift the disc up and out of its loaded position in the DVD player. This may entail sliding the disc reading mechanism over slightly. This won't hurt the device as long as you're careful. You should be able to access and remove the disc.
It sounds like one of the hindge/wheels are off set. Most of the time that can also cause the lazer lense not to come up all the way in order to properly read the disc. When you keep the door open and press start does it allow the lazer lense to come up all the way? That is the small circle glass peice you will see when you look in--some you can see it some you cant.