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RCA blu ray/ dvd video player won't play regular dvd any longer

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Almost all commercial DVDs that are sold have what is called "region code", which only allows the DVD to be played on DVD players that have this region code, and the only DVD players that typically do have this region code are those sold in that same region. For instance, all DVDs and DVD players sold in North America have a region code of "1" and DVD with a region code "1" can only be played on DVD players with that same region code. What this means is that if you live in North America and order a DVD from another country, it probably will not play on your DVD player.

DVD region codes that Hollywood used Region 1: USA, Canada
Region 2: Japan, Europe, South Africa, Middle East, Greenland
Region 3: S. Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and parts of Southeast Asia
Region 4: Australia, New Zealand, Latin America
Region 5: Eastern Europe, Russia, India, Africa
Region 6: China
Region 7: Reserved for Unspecified Special Use
Region 8: Reserved for cruise ships, airplane and the like
Region all: Uncoded discs that will work anywhere

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Laser assembly has lost the ability to focus and play back. Replace unit since repair not cost effective.

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The solution that worked for me: I went to www.samsung.com/ca and downloaded the Samsung BD-P1000 player's firmware update to my desktop. When opened, I was directed to"burn" a DVD on my computer. I then inserted the new DVD in my Blu-Ray player. The player automatically checked and confirmed player model number and registration and uploaded information from the DVD and the update was complete. The BD-P1000 then flawlessly played the rented Blu-Ray disc of "The Scorpion King".
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SOURCE: Unit plays DVD but no longer Blu Rays

That is because of a dirty or defective lens. When lens is dirty, the unit may still operate on regular CDs and DVDs and not be reading BD.

Try first using a lens cleaner for Blue Ray: Maxell 190054 Blu-Ray Lens Cleaner

If that does not work, the unit may be disassembled, and lense cleaned with q tips and isopropyl alcohol or cleaning solution. See below:

How to Clean the Laser Pickup Lens on your DVD Player


How to safely clean a DVD lens?


Clean DVD lens, or replace player?


Clean CD or DVD ROM lens with a brush?


Cleaning your DVD drive


How to clean a DVD player


How do I clean my DVD player optical lens isoproponol alcohol

Being this a blue ray unit , I would suggest calling support instead of disassembling the unit by yourself.

Regards

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SOURCE: My Sony Blu Ray player BDP BX1 won't play any

I assume you tried the software update after the unit failed. If it quit working because of the firmware update, you may have received a corrupted file. In that case, try downloading a new copy on a different computer or to different media, and repeat the update.

If (assuming hardware problems and not bad firmware) it cannot play any optical disk, not even audio or photo CDs, I would suspect the laser in the optical drive has gone bad. Replacement is not a lot of work, but the part is probably about $50. I think it's likely this is the same part used in the Sony Playstation 3, which had some problems with lasers dying too soon when it first came out.

Here's a way to check: first, insert a DVD in the player. Unplug it and remove the top cover. Caution: do not tip the player with the DVD inside. CAUTION. Directly viewing the laser can cause severe damage to your vision. DO NOT put your face over the DVD drive - ever - while it is plugged in. Observe it from the front, a little off to one side. Before plugging in, check the ceiling overhead and make sure there are no mirror-finish or glassy reflecting objects above the player. The DVD must be in first for safety reasons; it covers the laser. The rest is additional precaution.

Now, plug in and turn on the player. In normal operation, the laser comes on, and the lens moves up and down to focus on the disk. You may see a blue glow in the center of the disk (especially in a dark room). If the laser is working and the laser/lens assembly is able to obtain a focus, the disk will start spinning. If the disk does not spin, the laser/lens assembly is the first suspect. It is also possible that the spindle motor drive is bad, but given the history of PS3 Blu-Ray drives...

If there is no movement of the lens assembly, check the power supply. If it is good, there is (by elimination) another problem with the lens assembly (controller problems, to the best of my knowledge, are rare). Because it has very tight assembly tolerances, the lens assembly is usually replaced as a unit rather than repaired in the field.

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SOURCE: My new C6900 Blu-Ray plays great, but when reading

Check the under side of the disc to make sure it is not scratched, if okay! what you are describing is a mechanical issue and should be checked out, because that is not normal and could indicate trouble ahead, this where your warranty comes in handy.

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First confirm that the firmware update that you used is in fact for that very model.

Then check the region code for the discs in question.

Try the update again.

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