Question about Philips PD9000/37 Portable DVD Player
Disc stopped playing and now no discs will load. Screen says "Loading," with no success.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: No Disc message
Turn off the power.
Open the lid and gently push the laser mechanism to the outermost point of the slot.
Power on and try a disc again.
Also try cleaning the laser lens with a mild foam cleaner and cotton swap. Leave to dry and re-try a disc.
If neither work, then the laser is probably faulty. If the unit will play CDs but not DVDs, then this is a good sign of a faulty laser.
Posted on Mar 17, 2008
SOURCE: Won't play
Fixed it! I got a new laser/optical pickup (SF-HD65) and replaced the old one. Replacing it wasn't too hard, just a little fiddly. Once it got it all back together, I fired up the unit with the case open and could easily see the red glow of the laser through the spinning disk. This didn't happen with the old pickup. Every disk I put in (originals and burnt stuff) was detected.
Even though the new laser worked, I can't be 100% sure the 24 pin ribbon cable / flat flex cable (ffc) connecting the laser to the mainboard isn't dodgy (I didn't try the old laser again). It's very flimsy and I may have somehow managed to re-seat the connectors better or bend the cable enough to make a contact over a break. If I get the "no disc" error again I'll replace that with the same or similar. For all out there it has the following written on it Kotobo E188165 AWM 20798 80C 60V VW-1. It's about 25 cm long, has 24 pins.
Regardless, I'm happy I didn't send the player to landfill. For $15 + shipping, replacing the optical pickup was cheaper than buying a new player that plays as many formats.
Posted on Apr 11, 2008
SOURCE: dvd player dvd3020
This is a known problem with the DVP3020.
I am assuming that your lens cleaner is for CD as well.
Although identical, CDs & DVDs store data completely differently, which means DVD players need two lasers to read both formats.
It sounds like the DVD laser has failed on your player, which is why it will still play your lens cleaner.
Unfortunately the cost of replacing the laser outweighs the value of the player.
The DVP3020 has been replaced by the DVP3120 which is far more reliable.
The DVP3120 with a multi-region modification can be bought for £17.99 from CheapestElectrical.
Click here for details:
Posted on May 14, 2008
You could try cleaning the laser using a laser cleaning disk. Most of the time when it cant read a disk its just because the laser is dirty. If that doesn't work it could just be a faulty laser
Posted on Sep 22, 2009
SOURCE: does not recognise discs
If this disc that you are trying to use is a DVD+/-RW and it has been used a few times for DVD-Video or DivX then you can try to do a FULL ERASE using the excellent ImageBurn by lightining now at v220.127.116.11 it takes about 20 mins to erase a full single sided DVD
Hope this helps.
Posted on Sep 24, 2009
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