Question about TruTech PVS31170S1W 17 in. LCD Television
If the disk is not spinning in the drive, and a invalid disk message appears, remove the disk and unplug electrical socket. Open the DVD tray and remove the disk. Locate the lens within the tray. You should notice that it is on a small tab that moves left and right. Its default position is to the right, near where you clip in the center of the DVD. If it is all the way to the right, it is stuck. Find a small screwdriver, or something equivalent, and GENTLY pry the tab loose. DO NOT touch the lens, or pry near the lens, this may damage the player. Brace the other end of the loading tray while you're prying because it may require more force than you think. Keep in mind, this was the solution for me while the disk was NOT spinning and reading an invalid disk message. I'm currently stuck on that problem.
Posted on Apr 13, 2008
I tried abc12345678's solution and nothing happened. I repeated it next with power ON, slideing the lens/tab assembly all the way to the right, then all the way to the left. Then I put in the DVD and closed the door, and it worked.
Clearly, the lens assembly had gotten stuck on its track. (This might have been related to the food my two-year-old left on the DVD.) Resetting it ALL THE WAY BACK to its default position on the left, where the outer edge of the disc would be, was necessary to get the spindle spinning.
Posted on May 01, 2008
We had the same problem but if I stood at the TV and pushed the DVD player in it would play. The last thing I wanted to do was hold the DVD player in the whole time!
We had recently put it on a wall mount and although it was mounted level I think that mounting it was our problem. Once we took it down and put it back on it's stand it has been working consistently (no need to hold it in and no other problems).
I hope this helps for some of you as it has helped us and eliminated much frustration!
Posted on Feb 05, 2008
When the dvd is not spinning den its really broken and ders no ways u can fix it. it only happens if u use it too much lyk keeping putting cd in and out.i bought one too, trutech hdtv 19"...im trying not to break da cd player cuz i noe its made out of cheap plastic and yes dats da kinda plastic dat would break easily and i could tell juz by looking at it.so if you really wana take care of it stop being agresive to da dvd player and put da cd in slowly so it will last longer.Aite guys!peace!
Posted on Feb 05, 2008
Bad lenz o pcb driver i will star w the chiper first (lenz)
Posted on Nov 30, 2007
SOURCE: DVD player
Most DVD players that would display such a message even with a known good disc inside signifies that the that the laser eye/lens is not reading the disc. This could probably be attributed to:
1. dirty, damaged, inverted, blank, un-finalized burned CDs or DVDs;
2. defective, weak, dirty/dusty burned-out laser eye/lens;
3. defective slider shafting (where the laser eye's carriage moves) or some other components.
A few things you can try:
1. Use a CD cleaner (readily available from most computer shops);
2. use a can of compressed air and blow through the inside of the loaded disc area;
3. gently tap on the top cover where you estimate the reading/laser eye/lens would be;
4. gently press on the tray door once the disc is loaded.
Should this not be corrective, perhaps your best bet would be to seek the services of a qualified professional such as those in a Service Center. Alternately, your friendly neighborhood electronic shop should do just fine.
Hope this be of some help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.
Good luck and kindest regards.
Posted on Feb 10, 2008
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