Have had this TV for about 1 year. when we put a DVD in, and the door closes, it starts to spin (it looks like the disc is not spinning fast enough), The screen shows "Loading", then it shows "no vaild disk". Then it stops spinning.
If you close the door without a disk, the screen says" no disk". So it knows there's a disk at least.
I fixed my DVD player...The player would just spin and not play the disk. I turned the tv off...opened the DVD door on the side of the tv and did a quick spray on the lazer eye with Electronic Contact Cleaner I picked up at Walmart. I let it dry for about 10-15 minutes...now the DVD player works.
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Re: DVD PLAYER PROBLEM
Sounds like a common problem with this trutech brand. There are some possibilities. 1. Laser could be worn out, 2 it could be a bad cable coming from the laser. 3 The home switch for the laser to come all the way back to its "HOME" position could be bad. But usually if this is the case, the disc won't spin at all. And 4th, the spindle motor that spins the disc could be worn out. Causing the disc not to spin fast enough and thus causing an error. Let me know if you want to send me one of these anyone so as i can trouble shoot the problem further. Keep me posted and i hope this helps you out some. Thank you Jay
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Dear Lesley! It looks, like your DVD lens might get contaminated with dust and/or dirt, which is being picked up off DVDs. Let's try to load music CD, instead or DVD. If it loads well, I will suggest, that your DVD player is at fault and you must give up using it. External basic DVD players are quite inexpensive and easy to connect to your TV. But: if no CD, nor DVD load, the solution might be much simpler: use lens cleaner CD with brushes. good ones might even have a special fluid, which applied to brushes(alcohol based). Just load it into your TV's player and follow audible directions. After couple attempts, your lens should be clean enough to play DVDs. Please, don't try to use any "ear swabs", instead. The lengths is not long enough, plus it may damage load mechanism or get stuck inside. I've seen such a cases lately. Good luck, Thank you, Alex.
DVD Drives have a tiny pinhole, which you can push an unfolded paperclip through. You might try looking to see if your dvd player has one. It will probably be on the front of the disc tray, or very close. Unfold a paperclip, and push it through to eject the disc.
According to your complaint post, the fult is due to its DVD mechanism itself. It will be best to replace the DVD tray mechanism [ plastic made one]. You can bought it from most of the electronic spare part shops at your town. But the model fitted with Westinghouse will be very difficult to get. Anyway try to get it. The fault is with loading tray mechanism itself. OK.
Please follow the instructions below for unlocking your Philips HTS3011 1. Switch on the DVD player 2. OPEN the disc tray 3. Key 9 9 9 9 0 using the Philips remote control supplied with the DVD player 4. Press PLAY. The disc tray will close. 5. Switch the player OFF then switch ON again. 6. To test, play a disc from a region which was previously locked.
If it does not work the first time, switch the player off and back on, then try again.
This is a verified unlock method, but I was unable to confirm whether it works for players sold locked to Region 1 (North America). If you have a Region 1 player and the method above does not work, you will not be able to unlock your player. Please note: Unlocking a DVD player may invalidate the warranty. Unlock sequences may not work with some firmware updates and some DVD players have been damaged through failed attempts to unlock them. Unlocking your DVD player is done at your own risk.
Is this a blueray player? If it is, the disc you put in probably isn't formatted to the blueray. If it is a standard dvd player there is probably something wrong with the player. You have two options. One, to take it in for service or two, to get another dvd player. If you have another dvd player in your home, try the disc you can't play from the one player and put it into the working player. If that works, then something is wrong with the dvd player you are having issues with.
It appears your player is not configured to TV.
Switch on the TV and switch on the DVD. Insert the DVD/CD disc. Press the input button on the TV remote control. Keep pressing till you start viewing the picture. It generally depends to which video in put you have connected the input cables from DVD
Two possible scenarios: First the optical pick up assembly that read the disc has malfunctioned or the eject button is faulty. Either way it is just cheaper to replace the DVD player with a standalone dvd player connected to one the tv input(s). Too expensive to repair just the dvd player if it is tv/dvd combo. The cost for labor and parts is more expensive these days to repair tvs or dvd player. For around $30 you can just replace...much more cost effective.
TAKE THE TOP CASING OFF, (UNPLUG FIRST TAKE PLUG OUT OF THE WALL ) YOU SHOULD SEE THE DVD PLAYER CASING ON BOTH SIDES THERE SHOULD BE SOME SCREWS UNDO THEM SLOWLY, BOTH SIDES UNTILL THE COVER HAS CLEARANCE, BE CAREFUL NOT TO BANG,, TOUCH, THE DOOR EJECT SYSTEM , REMOVE 1 DVD . RETIGHTEN SCREWS (DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN THESE , ) MAKE SURE THAT DVD IN THE DRIVE SPINS FREELY. PUT CASING BACK ON , PLUG IN IT SHOULD BE FINE .
It could be that the DVD player has a bad home switch in the dvd player or that it doesn't know that the door is closed. I have run into similar situations with CD Players years ago. Also keep in mind to unplug unit and let sit for 1 minute to let microprocessor reset. Let me know if that helps. Thank you ...Jay
If the disk is not spinning in the drive, and a invalid disk message appears, remove the disk and unplug electrical socket. Open the DVD tray and remove the disk. Locate the lens within the tray. You should notice that it is on a small tab that moves left and right. Its default position is to the right, near where you clip in the center of the DVD. If it is all the way to the right, it is stuck. Find a small screwdriver, or something equivalent, and GENTLY pry the tab loose. DO NOT touch the lens, or pry near the lens, this may damage the player. Brace the other end of the loading tray while you're prying because it may require more force than you think. Keep in mind, this was the solution for me while the disk was NOT spinning and reading an invalid disk message. I'm currently stuck on that problem.