Question about Car Video Players
I bought the player from Walmart a year ago and use it very little. It began to stop playing discs all the way through a month ago and I thjought perfhaps the discs were scratched. After being on the shelf for a couple of weeks it now won't play any disc. The screen states "Disc loading" and then goes to "Bad Disc".
My PDE 2625n worked on the way to Mimi's and starting on the way home it displayed "Disk Loading..." then errord out with "Bad Disk". I dug through the internet and over 3 days found the answer.
Your laser is tired. Since the DVD player is cheap, replacing it is not worth the $$. Fix it! Remove the back cover (about 10 small phillips screws). It is important to know that their is a back plate AND a back panel; remove the PLATE which should have a model number sticker.
Now you should see a circut board with a set of polished rails which holds the read head. On the read head (by a ribbon cable ) are two very, very, very small flat blade POT screws. These control the amount of power sent to the laser. Turn the right most one CLOCKWISE about a 1/8 to 1/4 turn.
You can test your handy work by popping in a DVD while the cover is off and seeing if it loads. If all is ok, put it back together. If not turn it a little more. I used a car battery charger to run my test since it's about 25 degrees outside.
Be aware the more power sent to the laser, the faster it burns out (according to my research). By feeling is the DVD player is broke, so what? Am I going to break it? What the hell;) and I cranked away.
BTW I just got this fixed this morning. My kids are screaming with joy for DVD's in the car again! I'm thrilled that I don't have to spend $100 or more to replace this unit.
Posted on Dec 30, 2007
I tried ajusting pot but ,doesnt work ,light gets brighter and stays on long but still doesnt load dvd ,also tried another dvd but ,same thing happens,thanks
Posted on Nov 07, 2009
I tried AP's fix and it worked like a charm. Thanks AP!
Posted on Oct 18, 2008
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