Question about Zenith DVC2200 DVD Player
I have a Zenith DVC2515 DVD player and the movies have started to freeze up as they are playing. If I unplug the DVD and wait 5 seconds and plug it back in, I can start at the beginning of the movie and select the proper scene, but it will to freeze later on. I also have to unplug the dvd just to get it to turn on. This has happened with the last three movies from Blockbuster. Any ideas?
Try increasing the contrast. If that doesn't work, then make sure your input is on the correct setting. Press the input button and wait for a picture to load (about 5 seconds each) while trying to play a DVD. Also, make sure that the backlight is enabled. If you take it out into the sunlight and you are able to see a faint image of the movie on the screen, then you need to turn your backlight on. Most likely an option in the main menu, but it may also be caused by a broken sensor that senses when the player is closed and turns the backlight off, but also turns it back on when the player is opened.
Posted on Feb 11, 2008
The problem with the unit is the drive circuits are locking up either from overheating or aging. If in warranty send it in for service. If not in warranty look in your owners manual for the Zenith website and check the frequently asked question and troubleshooting sections. See if someone has posted this problem and gotten a solution. If not call the technical service telephone number and get technical help with your problem. You can also try opening, your unit and looking at the drive circuit and dvd carriage to see if the accumulation of dust and dirt has caused a problem with the operation.Use compressed air and clean out the carriage and around the circuit boards.Only work on the unit with the power off and unplugged for your saftey. You can also try using a fan to cool the internal circuits of the unit. It may just need better air flow. You should clean and check the laser and carriage every six months to make sure it has not accumulated dust and dirt that may affect the units operation.To clean the laser use cotton swabs and a small amount of isopropyl alcohol. Rub the head of the swab across the laser head gently until it looks clean and shiney.You may want to use a little lithium grease to lube the carriage and gears. Also check all belts for wear. I hope this helps you with your problem.
Posted on May 19, 2009
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