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Polaroid pdm-0732 wont read dvd

All of a sudden today went to put a dvd in and it keeps saying no disc and wont even spin. everything else when i go through menus is fine just wont read or spin any discs?

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Re: polaroid pdm-0732 wont read dvd

I just solved my issue. My 2 year old son set the AV switch on the side of the player to 'in'. I switched it to 'out' and now it works fine.

Posted on Feb 28, 2008

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I have a Polaroid pdm-08228bd that whenever we put

when you open the cover for the DVD you will see the laser ..its a small lens like device mounted on a spring like assembly .. you can manually clean that laser with a soft paper towell soaked in eyeglass lens cleaning solution .. dont spray the solution on the laser directly .. make sure the spindle spins freely in the center where the disk mounts ... when you close the lid and turn power on you should be able to hear the disk spin .. if you can hear it spin and hear some clicking but still wont play then you likely have a worn out laser .. unfortunately the cost of installing a new laser is often greater than the cost of a new DVD player ...
here are a few models that might be worth looking at ..

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Dear Sir The dvd cannot read the disc

One of the problems with many DVD players is as they get older the spindle motor is unable to overcome the inertia of the spindle + the disc.

If this is the case the read head will try to hunt for the start of the DVD if it is not spinning then it wont be able to find the DVD. If you can access the DVD by taking the cover off you can give the DVD a chance to spin by giving it a little push if the player can find the DVD then you can watch the movie.

If this is the case you will need a new spindle motor fitting to your player.

Jan 06, 2010 | Polaroid PDM-0742 Portable DVD Player

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It Loads but doesnt spin and said "no disc."

Try cleaning the lens with a DVD Disc Cleaner or Methylated Spirit and a Q-tip, rub the lens slowly in a clockwise motion, leave to dry and put in a DVD, if it doesnt work try a CD but make sure they dont have any scratches or dust on them, if a CD works ( or not ) then your lens is knackered.

Aug 12, 2009 | Polaroid Portable DVD Player PDM-0822BD

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I get the message "bad disc" with every disc I put in the player.

ok best bet is that your laser (what reads the discs) in your laptop is dirty, use a cd/dvd cleaning disc to clean the laser, can buy them from most computing, music shops

Jun 29, 2009 | Polaroid Portable DVD Player PDM-0822BD

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DVD Player that repeatedly says NO DISC for Polaroid PDM-0752

either needs to be clean or the REGION needs to be set up to 1 or ALL , LETS TRY WITH cleaning the OPTICAL LENS with a dry Q tip , gently rub a few strokes at the lens , and give it a try, if NOT then try to set the REGION to 1 or all, if still not reading the disc , then have to replace the optical lens, good luck , AJ

May 28, 2009 | Polaroid PDM-0742 Portable DVD Player

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"no disc" error message

Did this problem just start? It may be due to the lens no longer reading the disc. Try a lens cleaner. If your lens went south, it usually is paired with a clicking noise or/and the combination of a no disc/disc error message. I would also recommend staying away from Polaroid dvd players and tv's in the future. They have a habit of not making parts available, especially after the warranty.

Feb 28, 2009 | Polaroid PDM-1058 Portable DVD Player

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My portable dvd player is not working good

It sounds like U have a bad lens. Try a lens cleaner. If it is the lens, it wont read anymore discs. Sometimes it will also make a clicking sound and show disc error/no disc cryptic messages on the screen.

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you have bad Pick up lens and or bad Flex ribbon Wire.


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Polaroid PDM-0711 DVD player won't play DVD's but still plays CD's

I've got the same problem, I turn my player on it's side until it reads the disc. more of a band-aid solution.

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Bad Disc

First determine where the problem lies. This can be done by analyzing what is happening. Is the disc spinning. Is it spinning erratically? If the disc is not spinning, the spin motor is probably defective. But sometimes you can be fooled, if the laser does not detect information of the disc, it will not issue a start spin motor command. If you can get the unit to work with the door open by defeating the switches,(Do not under any circumstances look directly into the laser)If you see the laser then the spin motor is bad, In either case the unit is is probably cheaper to replace than to repair. Scrivitron

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