I have a player that doesn't always read the disk. Sometimes it locks up, skips, or says the disk is not readable. It doesn't matter what the age of the disk is. It won't read the newest one, but will read some copies. A cleaner was used, then the machine was opened to check for dirt, etc.. Any suggestions?
I switched to Juji disks, rare to have the problem now unless power failed with disk in drive then its toast. Will not even reformat. I now erase in my PC drive then reformat and it's back. Of course the content is lost.
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Check for scratches on the disk surface - these can inhibit the player from reading a disk correctly.
Some players will read olny certain type(s) of disks. This is an issue mostly for disks created on a computer, not those that are prerecorded and available for purchase or rental that contain movies and music.
As stated above, dIsks created on a home computer may not always be readable on a home player. Re-writeable and recordable types that are not listed as being compatible will not work. Check your manual to see which types are acceptable and not. DVD types are: DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW and DVD-RAM CD Types are CD-R, CD+R and CR-RW. Older home CD and DVD players generally work with "-R" types and the newer players with both "-R" & "+R" types. "-RW" and "-RAM" types are the least likely to be readable in home players.
Additionally, most players require that disks created on a home computer be "finalized". This is an extra step that isn't required by most CD / DVD drives in computers. Just because it works in your computer doesn't mean it will work in your home player. If you're using compatible media and still not able to read disks, check your CD / DVD recording software options to enable finalization.
Cd or DVD could be an unsupported type of disk some can (CD-Rw, DVD+/DVD-, the format the data is in may not be readable ( Mp3, WMF, AAC) , or it could possibly be a disk with another country's reign code ( foreign disks can cause disk incompatibility.
Greetings my friend, regarding on your problem try to check or clean your CD/DVD ROM. Try to clean it with disk cleaner cause sometimes we forgot to cleam the important part of CD/DVD ROM its eye the one that reads all the dat in the disk. So try to clean it and play the disk again after you clean. Also try to clean also the disk you want to insert in your CD/DVD ROM in order to prevent this problem again.
Is the surface or your disk smudged or damaged? If not, try a lens cleaner CD or kit and see if the problem goes away. If they are DVD Rs or something similar(DVD-RAM, DVD+R, ETC) the player may not be able to play that particular format, and you should double check the instruction manual to see what types of disks can be read.