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Screen is blank but can hear dvd reading and power

Toshiba portable dvd player sd 1900 screen is blank but can hear dvd reading and power supply is fine any suggestions??

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  • manney Sep 09, 2009

    Iear the dvd player turning but no sound and no light came on the screen at all it is blank. There is power and i have tried another battery. I have two of these players one works one doesn't.

  • manney Sep 09, 2009

    by blank i mean pure black no color or anything

  • manney Sep 09, 2009

    ok it is the display screen i plugged in the ac out and into the tv so and it is showing on the tv. Anyway to fix the display cable? How much would it be verses sending to toshiba for 95.00 or another repairman do should i just buy a new one?



    thanks for at lease diagnosing the problem

  • manney Sep 09, 2009

    great to finally have the answer if i could fix it or not thanks for the help

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Couple of Questions;

1. Do you hear Sound ?
2. Is the counter moving ?
3. When you switch it on you should see the screen backlight come on, the screen will get just a little bit lighter, and do you see a splash screen?

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  • zapdbf Sep 09, 2009



    Your issue will be difficult to pinpoint without some more diagnostic, below is how you can determine why you are having this trouble.

    1. “It could be the lcd display” - Diagnose this by using the card reader and try to playback images off of the card reader or usb interface. If you don’t get a display from this, It is a good bet that the display is not working.

    2. Playback an audio cd, if the audio cd will playback fine it is a good bet the dvd player is working fine.



    I am leaning towards a display problem, and the most common reason for the display not working is a damaged flex cable inside the unit, there is a flexible cable that runs from the dvd part up to the display, this can become damaged over time from opening and closing the unit.



    In regards to the dvd player, even if it is spinning- this is not an indication that it is reading the disk, because it may just be trying to focus onto the disk, you usually will hear a tick sound if the lens is attempting to focus. If you playback a CD only and it will play back fine you know that it is gaining focus(focus errors are the most common failure for a cd or dvd player).



    One last thing that you can try, the video out jack may have a problem, try inserting and removing a jack into the video out and see if the video will flash on.

  • zapdbf Sep 09, 2009

    Post back here if you cannot determine the issue i will help with this issue further.

  • zapdbf Sep 09, 2009


    The retail on these are only around $149.00 i believe, so i would not send it to Toshiba for $95.00. A local repair shop may take it on - our shop would. If it is a cable i could see the repair running around $50.00 if it is the display it would prohibitively expensive to repair. Usually shops will charge a diagnostic fee for a non-repair of about $25- $40 depending on the shop.



    The bottom line is if you take it to the shop you will gamble the diagnostic fee on getting a reasonable repair cost.



    If it were mine, i would just replace the unit, and use it as an extra dvd player for the house



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