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Disc won't load and then shows weird symbol in right corner

My portable dvd player will not load the dvd. It just keeps spinning and loading (note--the spinning sounds a little louder than usual--here and there, but not all the time). It even flashed the word open a couple times as if I was removing the disk--when I was not. Finally it will stop loading and just display the Audiovox dvd logo and show a weird symbol in the right hand corner. The symbol is shaped like an oval with a square in the center. I have turned it on and off several times to reset and unplugged it. I have looked through the manual and there are absolutely NO troubleshooting pages or help!! Any ideas what might be wrong?

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    Portable DVD player will not play, it continue to say laoding



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My dvd will no load disk and blinks back and forth

Posted on Aug 11, 2009


Check the black spindle that holds the disk it may be cracked or broken or the little spring tabs are broken. If this is the problem when the disk spins it lifts up and the head doesn't read the disk, this is what has happened to mine. I am trying to locate the part but so far have not had luck finding it.

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