Question about Car Audio & Video
We have just purchased a car with an Astro DVD player installed in it. It has no manual. When playing DVDs it works fine if the car is stationary however whilst moving it seems that the bumps on the road causes the player to freeze up and the DVD needs to be ejected to be able to work again. I have looked in the menu to see if I can enable an anti vibrate function but there seems to be no such thing. I hope there is a simple solution to this. Thanks
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: KVT-729 car DVD player
The steering remote control input is for a wired remote control, or a third-party interface that allows you to adapt vehicle steering wheel controls to operate your deck. Your problem is the parking sensor wire. This is supposed to be connected to your vehicle's parking brake switch. It detects when the brake is set, and will prevent a picture from showing when it's not set. The intent is to prevent you from watching movies while the vehicle is in motion. If you can get a good look at the parking brake mechanism, you should be able to see the brake switch. Usually there's a single wire coming from the switch, which is built onto the parking brake mechanism. Connect your parking sensor wire to the wire coming from this switch.
Posted on Jul 30, 2007
SOURCE: DVD won't play
Netflix doesn't know what they're talking about. I looked it up - your DVD player doesn't have an autoplay feature. Can you try the DVD on another DVD player. Computers DVD drives generally read them differently - and decode them differently, than a regular DVD player. Also, if your DVD drive is a writable drive, it will have a stronger laser than your DVD player. I think it's likely the disk is damaged, slightly. If you cleaned your DVD's laser, it might be able to read it well enough to play - or it might not. I started having problems like this with a few of my own DVDs before my DVD player's laser went out. Basically it's a combination of laser quality and disc quality. If it remains just this one disk, I'd suggest leaving it alone. But if you start running into this problem on other disks as well, you'll probably want to have the laser replaced in your DVD player.
Posted on Aug 31, 2007
This is a common problem on CD and DVD players.
Altini is correct to a point. You can try taking the top case off, removing the DVD drive and taking the top off of the drive. Then use a q-tip on the laser lense. I use a little squirt of windex on the q-tip. Gently clean the lense even if it doesn't look dirty. Make sure you very gently work the lense up and down through it's travel. This will make sure no dust or dirt is interfering with the lense focusing.
Reassemble and try your movies again. This is a 50 50 proposition. If you still have the same problem, the mechanism has likely gone bad. Time for a new DVD player.
Posted on Feb 14, 2008
SOURCE: Car DVD Player not working
hi sounds like its not reading your discs. try giving the dvd a clean and maybe try the DVD cleaning disc.
otherwise next stop repair agent.
Posted on Feb 24, 2008
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