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Re: can not play dvds
There are several causes for this problem.
1) Faulty DVD drive. Most drives have a dual laser, one for CD, and one for DVD. Check the player with both CD, and DVD. If it reads one and not the other, then it is most certainly a faulty laser. The laser assembly or whole mechanism will need changing.
2) Dirty or dusty lens. If the unit is kept in a dust environment, dust and dirt can be drawn into the machine by the fan. Try using a DVD lens cleaner. If this doesn't work try a CD lens cleaner. (Dual laser - see 1))
3) Condensation. Condensation can build up on the laser lens if the unit is kept in a humid environment. Also, this can be caused by a cold environment. In this case, condensation forms as the unit warms up. In either case, leave the unit in a warm dry environment for an hour.
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how long have you been using this player? The problem should be from the lens (laser).
The lens is weak and that's why it cannot read/load Cd's. The weak lens is also what's making it say disc error.
Get a lens cleaner and use it to clean the lens, but if the lens still does the same thing even after using the lens cleaner, then it means you would have to change the whole lens completely to a brand new one.
By so doing your player would play all Cd's with no problem at all.
is it a burned disk? if so your dvd player might not be able to play that type of dvd... i know sometimes also scratched ones won't play at all as well... of course also make sure everything is plugged in correctly and if it does this with more different dvds then there's something wrong with the player itself... which i hope is not the case as those are very difficult to fix yourself
One of two things. Clean the player with a lens cleaner that uses fluid. Take some liquid car polish like "mothers" and put a drop or two on your dvd's, spread with your finger and buff off with a microfibre towel. If they still won't play, your dvd player needs to be serviced. That really is all you can do. Hope this helps
Not all DVD players can play DVDR or DVDRW discs (writable DVDs) these players are however very inexpensive. Usually the ones that say they will play windows media file will work, but not always. See if you can find one that says it will play DVDR or DVDRW discs.
i had this problem for copied dvds and cds and badley scratched ones when renting. never had the problem with genuine products. it seems to be able to dectect snide dvds but my 20 quid jobby in the bedroom will play them all !!!!!!