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DVD Function Not Working

There are four functions: Video 1, Video 2, Tuner and DVD. When we switch to the DVD function nothing happens. When it used to read the DVD and the display screen would say 'Ready!' or 'Reading' or 'Eject' there is nothing. It is completely blank. The screen is also blank. There is a DVD in Disc3 right now that we can't get out. The system does not respond to anything that has to do with the DVD function. Also, when we try and shut it down it just flashes 'Standby' and never shuts off. I left it like that for two days when I went somewhere overnight to see if it would eventually shut down but it was still flashing 'Standby' when I came back. The only way to turn it back on after that is to unplug it and wait a few moments before plugging it back in. Video 1, Video 2 and Tuner are all working perfectly. I have no idea what is wrong with it since it has sat on the shelf and never moved since I bought it... Someone help?

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  • olliblue Nov 16, 2007


    Same problem here !

    Anyone have a tech diagram ?

  • Anonymous Nov 24, 2007

    i have same problem as well, very annoying and cant watch dvd through it! Cant solder either so a but stuffed! They should definately recall them!

  • viggo jensen Nov 24, 2007


    Have the same problem, fixed under warranty but fault returned 3 months later. Wouldn't mind but I hardly used the DVD. Contacted Sony & fobed me off, they say never heared of problem, what a load of rubbish!

  • viggo jensen Nov 24, 2007

    Located ic & pin 203 but where is the 3.3v line located?

  • marneesmith Jan 16, 2008

    Had same problem, started with locking up after several chapters on a disc and then total failiure. Purchased a resistor 13pence and took the cover off,i located ic206 on the lower board beneath a shield/heat sink, and soldered a fly lead to pin 203, this required a very fine soldering iron, good light and amagnifying glass.the 3.3v line is located on the white multi pin socket on the board. pleanty of space here to fit the resistor and connect the fly lead. This was a perfect fix for me, Many thanks "GUEST"

  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2008

    same problem!!

    no dvd player, always tries to eject disc when your trying to load it!!

    did find the eject button stuck in, released it but to no avail!

  • Anonymous Mar 07, 2008

    will play a cd and then nothing. Only way to get it to respond is to cut the power off at the wall.

  • Anonymous Apr 17, 2008

    wont play dvd disc it just ejects it and won't load

  • ducatisti Jul 05, 2008

    I can not insert a CD or DVD lately. The system goes on stanby and nothing happens anymore. Have to unplug to use other functions but the VD player is more or less not usable at the moment



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Dav sc5 problema:dvd player no pictures scart and rca out,but have sound(rca out)

Posted on Jul 01, 2008


The resistor solution worked a treat, well worth trying.

Posted on May 19, 2008


Had exactly the same problem after I had the unit about one year, fixed under warranty, then the problem recurred about a year later. Found this tip on another message board " If you solder a resistor of 820ohms between pin 203 of IC206 to the 3.3V line your'e problem is gone." Tried it & to my surprise it worked, a $0.06 part, Sony should have recalled this product. FYI, IC206 is on the lower of the two PCBs in the back left corner.

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