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Emerson PDE-2717 Portable DVD Player - worked great for a few months but now just says 'Bad Disc' even when using discs that work in other players.

I've used cotton/alcohol to lightly clean the lens. I've tried a DVD lens cleaner disc. I've held the 'button' down to watch as it runs and the disc spins, the laser comes on and seems to focus (wide then narrow) and moves along the disc. But it does that a few times and then parks itself and displays 'Bad Disc' on the screen. Any other suggestions of things to try before I scrap this thing? Thanks!

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    worked great for a few months but now just says 'Bad Disc' even when using discs that work in other players.tries to focus and track but wont read

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I had same problem, took the back cover off. two scews that are right were the ribbon connects to the read head I believe are potentiometers adjusted with eyeglass screw driver a couple attempts it worked. I also disconnected the plug for external battery and left unpluged since I don't use battery

Posted on Dec 29, 2007

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Connect the DVD player and while it is off, press for 5-10 seconds the 'A-B' button. This will help clear the 'Bad Disc' memory. Enjoy!

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